Old Red Museum

The Story of Dallas County Begins Here

Dedicated to inspire and educate visitors about the rich and varied cultural, economic, political and social history of the Dallas County Area, the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture serves as a symbol of Dallas heritage. Built in 1892, the beautifully restored Old Red Courthouse contains some of Dallas County’s most fascinating historical artifacts. There is a special exhibit gallery located on the first floor, while the second floor of Old Red is filled with exhibits, interactive touch screen computers, an educational learning center and four mini theatres.

The Old Red Museum is located at a crossroads of activity in downtown Dallas – adjacent to the JFK Memorial and Dealey Plaza, a National Historic Landmark District, across the street from a replica of Dallas founder John Neely Bryan’s cabin and just a block from The Sixth Floor Museum and the historic West End of Dallas. The space is stimulating for any kind of visitor, including students, local Dallasites or anyone looking to learn more about the history of Dallas County. There is always something new to discover!

The Museum is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.


The mission of the Old Red Foundation is to create a lively center of Dallas County civic life within the historic Old Red Courthouse and to present the rich history of the Dallas County area in the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture.


The mission of the Old Red Museum is to inspire and educate people with the rich cultural, economic, political and social history of the Dallas County area, showcasing the many cultures that together have formed the Dallas of today.

General Information

The Museum is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Old Red will be closed on the following days: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


General Admission: $10

Senior Admission: $8

Student Admission: $8 (Must Show Student ID)

Military Admission: $8 (Must Show Military ID)

Children (ages 3-16): $7

Children under age 3: Free

Senior – 65 years and older.

Student – must show current high school or university ID.

Old Red Members: Free (Must Provide Proof of Membership)

Sunday Only – Early Bird Special: $7 for tickets purchased before noon

Jury Duty – Visitors can receive a reduced admission of $5 (with proof of jury duty)

General Admission tickets include admission to both the permanent galleries on the second floor and any special exhibit on the first floor.



Adults – $5.00

Children – $3.00 (ages 3-16); Free for children under 3 years of age


100 South Houston Street
Dallas, TX 75202

For Directions to Old Red Museum Click Here.

The Museum is a short walk from the West End or Union Station DART stations. Visitors may pay an additional fee with Museum admission to receive a discounted voucher to park inside the county-owned underground garage.


The underground parking garage entrance is located at the corner of Houston St  & Commerce St (southwest corner of the building). Alternate entrance to the parking garage is located at the intersection of Elm St & Record St (north of Founder’s Plaza).

*Parking Garage is Dallas County owned & managed by ABM Parking, but is not affiliated with Old Red Museum. Any parking garage related issues can be directed to ABM Parking Management.

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