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Old Red Museum

100 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202-3502
+1 214-571-1300
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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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100 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202-3502
Downtown Dallas
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"dallas history"
in 42 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 23 reviews
"visitor center"
in 7 reviews
"interesting history"
in 5 reviews
"jfk memorial"
in 10 reviews
"other attractions"
in 4 reviews
"dealey plaza"
in 12 reviews
"on display"
in 9 reviews
"dallas area"
in 8 reviews
"book depository"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
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"two hours"
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"visiting dallas"
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"courthouse"
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"artifacts"
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"information"
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"architecture"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That is the only explanation I find for the rude and lacking any knowledge service I found here. Being a history buff, I cannot wait to visit this ancient Courthouse currently hosting the museum of the Dallas historical society. Well, the couple at the Guest...More

Thank Oliver S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A church group put this trip together and although I thought it would be interesting to see this historical structure was not prepared for the depth of history and information! Everyone (there were 25-30 people) exclaimed about what a Dallas treasure trove of history it...More

Thank CadLine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was very informative, and it mainly told the history of the city of Dallas. I did not think it would be exciting just something to do while I wait for the bus tour time. We all know that Dallas is famous for the...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We toured the first floor Temporary Exhibit and wondered if that was all to see. And then... we went to the Second Floor!!!! Wow! There was so much more!!! There is lots to read, and several audio devices. Take the time to listen. There are...More

Thank BrooklynDodgers13
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I went here to learn more about Dallas history, some interesting displays and artefacts. The museum is only on one of the floors of the building so there really isn’t that much to see, took me about 20mins to be in and out. Cost is...More

Thank Stumpy18688
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We stumbled in here after learning the wait for the Sixth Floor Musuem at Dealey Plaza would involve an hour wait. This museum which is devoted to Dallas history, should be an early stop on your trip. The displays are informative and interesting, I particularly...More

Thank Jazz_and_cocktails
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We did not see a reason to pay to see the second floor. From the description, it was walking around reading plaques about the history of Dallas.

Thank c3a3m3
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The building was stripped of all the decorative trip and all the stain glass window. In the 1960’s. They have tried to fix it upl a bit of a lose as to why they stripped the building. The Musiem is fine but not really worth...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This is where the Visitor bureau is located, as well the museum itself. The building is beautiful, a courthouse and a wedding venue as well. It was built after the first Post Office, courthouse, general store and home of was burned down 5 times! A...More

2  Thank Jeannene A
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Felt the museum was overpriced for what it was. Architecture of the building was the most interesting part of the museum. Mainly artifacts and history of the city of Dallas.

Thank Raqoon
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Thevitales
27 August 2017|
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Response from T6731MAluiss | 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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1 September 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
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