Old Red Museum

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100 South Houston Street, Dallas, TX 75202 100 South Houston Street, Dallas Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+12147451100
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For the finest artwork in Dallas, be sure to swing by Old Red Museum. Head to this museum for some fun, laughs, and a great experience.

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    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 2 years ago
If you really like to spend time at the displays and read everything, you will need at least 3 hours, maybe a little more. I have seen some people say less, but it completely depends on your viewing/perusing habits. Would have liked to have seen a DVD with much of the information on it.
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Report | 3 years ago
Very fun and educational.
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Report | 3 years ago
We've been in the DFW are since Aug 2011, we have been downtown on numerous occasions, and had even spotted the Red Museum previously, but I didn't know it was a museum and open to the public. We love it, had a nice time. It is somewhere we'd recommend to friends if they come to visit.
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Report | 3 years ago
Interesting, but was a lot to read. Would be nice if the courtroom was open at all hours for touring rather than special tours. Was unable to observe the courtroom as it was not available at the time and no tour time was posted. Would have been most enjoyable if I had that opportunity, but maybe I can catch it another time. thanks.
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Report | 3 years ago
Wonderful experience! Have lived in dallas for 7 years and learned so much from my visit that I didn't know before.
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Report | 3 years ago
Extremely interesting museum. Worth the trip. One of the little known places that was truely a great collection of artifacts and info on early dallas. They need to sell themselves to the public.
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Report | 3 years ago
Give yourself 4 or more hours . More than I imagined!
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Report | 3 years ago
If you live in the Dallas area and have not visited, go! It will take longer than you think to see the whole museum & you will see Dallas in a different light when you leave. Watch all the movies too.
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Report | 3 years ago
The building is so beautiful. It was a good time.
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Report | 3 years ago
It was very interesting since I have lived in Dallas most of my life. The names were familiar because I've seen street names etc. that are the same as some of the old settlers. Lots of history and lots of reading, but had some neat artifacts also.
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There was a time when looking down the barrel of Clyde Barrow's gun wouldn't have seemed too appealing. But now people visit the second floor galleries of the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture just to get a glimpse of the infamous weapon, which shares space with more than 1,000 other artifacts, including the first traffic light in Dallas County and handcuffs worn by Lee Harvey Oswald. Taken together, these artifacts trace Dallas County's past from prehistory to the present day, a timeline visitors also explore via the museum's 41 touchscreen computers, four mini theatres screening specially commissioned films, and hands-on activities on topics such as architecture and pioneer life. More hands-on activities await in the education center, where youngsters learn about their local heritage thanks to exhibits on Dallas County children.

Housed in the Old Red Courthouse, a restored Romanesque building from 1892, the museum is practically a large-scale exhibit unto itself. Its many architectural flourishes include a four-story grand staircase, a restored clock tower, and two original stained-glass windows from the courthouse's original collection of more than 100. Tours of all four floors grant visitors access to areas not otherwise open to the general public, including the courtroom and the judge's tightly guarded gavel shed. The historic building makes a fitting setting for the special exhibits that grace the first floor gallery several times a year.

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