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Old Red Museum

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
100 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202-3502
Downtown Dallas
+1 214-571-1300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this when we visited Dealey Plaza and decided to stop in. So glad we did, such a great collection of Dallas history from the beginning until present day. All the exhibits were arranged in order and along the way were short films to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kim22256
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be aware, its under remodaelation so you canot take pictures, but inside there is a Tourist information and is very usfull to shaw you what to do in Dallas

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Viviana Karina M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many artifacts of Dallas history, some interesting, some that would be much more relevant to someone who lives in or grew up in the Dallas area

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JimStaudtSr
Reviewed February 10, 2019

This was a fun place to visit. It is laid out to walk you through the history of Dallas. The exhibits are well organized and there are good explanations for everything. The building itself it interesting with beautiful architecture. I didn't have a lot of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LisaD7777
Reviewed January 26, 2019

This museum is diagonal from the book storage bldg, from where JFK was shot, so you cannot miss it when visiting the plaza. The bldg itself it's very beautiful, of great architectural style in red stone blocks. It served as an Courthouse before and today...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

Nicely preserved court house converted into a museum covering the Dallas Texas area from early settlers to current times. Four main theaters representing four periods of Dallas growth with lots of interactive displays surrounding each one makes up the second floor. Enjoyed it very much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael W
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

There is some great Dallas education here. Was worth the investment of time. The museum is free and close to other things to do and see. Put it in your list for about an hour.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved the museum. Learned a lot about Dallas. Videos and touch screens were awesome. Take at least 2 hours to go through everything.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank juliemarms
Reviewed December 9, 2018

The Old Red Museum is a very interesting place to visit in Dallas. They have many exhibitions to explain how Dallas County began. History of the people, businesses, trademarks, artists and many more. I liked the exhibition dedicated to the famous people and recognized products...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ivonna02
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This is a very cool museum with very interesting exhibits. We enjoyed it very much. Only downside was having to mediate between an irate patron and one of the staff members due to a bathroom entry. It was silly, but shouldn't have happened.

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 27, 2017|
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Response from LuisArmandrake | Reviewed this property |
the museum has a fee of 10 usd, but it is worth visiting the museum, the location is wonderful.
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September 1, 2016|
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Response from DANA W | Reviewed this property |
•The Museum is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily as of Sep 2016. •General admission: $8 •Senior/Student admission: $6 •Children (ages 3-16): $5 •Children under age 3: Free •Old Red Members: Free with proof of membership •Sunday... More