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Old Red Museum

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Address: 100 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202-3502
Phone Number: 214 571 1300
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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
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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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Good historical museum on history of Dallas

We came here on a layover in Dallas and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the museum. There are good videos thoroughly out the museum and cool interactive displays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jane T
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Toronto, Canada
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum begins with the first settlers and continues through today. It is divided into decades with informative videos for each decade. Watching these enjoyable shows prior to viewing the exhibits was beneficial. Many of Dallas' familiar roadways are named after settlers. It's interesting to see who they were and what impact they had on the city. My 90-year-old mom... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a layover in Dallas and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the museum. There are good videos thoroughly out the museum and cool interactive displays. Admission is $8 / adults. An enjoyable way to spend 2 hrs and learn about Dallas

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history of Dallas through 19 + 20th centuries - so good for a tourist to get a sense of how Dallas grew into the city it is today. A few artefacts. Spent about an hour here.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used the TI office inside for maps tickiet bookings etc. On a boiling hot Dallas day the A/C and public conveniences were useful also!

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Thank APurce
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun museum that has good exhibits and visual displays. There is only one floor to the museum, but it has quite a bit. The exterior of the building is gorgeous and is worth the stop!

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Thank bmorris1929
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great! The building itself is a work of art! You have two floors to explore from Pre-history to modern times. The museum was only like $8 for an adult. This provides fun, interesting learning experience of the area, especially if your not from there. It is also near the JFK Monument and Museum along with several others.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this museum. I literally took you on a journey from prehistoric times to now in the Dallas area. It was really enjoyable.

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Thank CaroleeBlake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic museum with room after room of interactive displays and a treasure trove of artifacts. There are also multiple movie theaters to sit and watch short videos showing the different eras of Dallas history. If you're travelling there in the summer, it's a fun and informative way to escape the heat. Whether you're into history or not, I think you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place not to miss one....superb architecture work is those post days when there was no great technology available for construction.....!

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this museum and have been back three times since my first visit. I went with my mom the first time and it was her first visit to Dallas. The second time was with my brother after his first time visiting. I went with a friend the third time and another friend the last time. The museum is... More 

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