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Old Red Museum

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Address: 100 South Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202-3502
Phone Number:
+1 214-571-1300
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas...

Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas County, this museum is housed in the beautifully Old Red Courthouse.

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Pretty cool museum. Lots of history and info. Good way to catch on the history of Dallas. The displays were interesting, my favorite being the doll house.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chantee W
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Enloe, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great stop to learn about the city of Dallas and surrounding area. Plenty of historical exhibits with information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice Museum full of history about Dallas interesting time line displayed. The architecture of the building is great. The location is a multi function location one floor is about the history of Dallas, another floor is used for special exhibits and temporay displays. Another floor used for weddings and another is for offices. The outside can... More 

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle feel though its an old museum, must visit when you go to see the Dealy plaza and surrounding places. Very clean and nice place to visit.

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Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened to stumble onto the Old Red Museum while waiting for our tour of the Sixth Floor Museum. The building is gorgeous. There was a lot to see. I liked how it was organized into time periods so it was a good comprehensive summary of the history of Dallas. It was interesting to someone from out of town.

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Ada, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting building and the information inside in worth a brief stop. There is an information center inside staffed with some really helpful people to make your visit to the area even better.

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Jordan Station, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you are walking or doing a segway tour, be sure to include this on your stop. A piece of history with the city of Dallas and a beautiful building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty cool museum. Lots of history and info. Good way to catch on the history of Dallas. The displays were interesting, my favorite being the doll house.

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1 Thank Chantee W
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum covers the history about Dallas and it is very informative, and the displays and the artefacts are very good. There is plenty of parking underground and it is cheaper than the surrounding areas.

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Dickinson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We started our trip at this museum, lots of history and very knowledgeable staff. Great Tip....park here, underground and walk everywhere else! Saved us lots of frustration since parking is hard and expensive to find.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

It was too late to enter when we visited this historic old building which served as the original courthouse in Dallas. Imposing architecture and a museum of Dallas inside

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