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Old Red Museum

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Address: 100 South Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number:
+1 214-571-1300
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Incredible architecture

Walked around building and frounds and on the first floor - didn't have time for full tour but looked really very interesting. Wish we'd had time to buy ticket ($4 I think) and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Livingston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice museum. You can learn everything you ever wanted to know about the city of Dallas. A couple of surprises inside

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked around building and frounds and on the first floor - didn't have time for full tour but looked really very interesting. Wish we'd had time to buy ticket ($4 I think) and see all the bldg had to offfer.

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Thank JP M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Top two floors not accessible. I wanted to see the entire building. The displays were ok but did not meet my expectations.

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Thank Cleveland W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool Dallas history museum in an even cooler historic building. Would love more on the building and full access to the upstairs. Great thing to do with out of town visitors.

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New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is beautiful. They almost tore it down but a group was able to save it. Definitely walk around the building and take pictures. Skip going inside unless you are really really interested in Dallas history. I found it a little misleading. A lot of the exhibits gave credit to Dallas for creating many things (some of which they... More 

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Enloe, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 10 January 2017

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 9 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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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