Dealey Plaza is a city park in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, Texas. It is sometimes called the "birthplace of Dallas". It was also the location of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963; 30 minutes after the shooting, Kennedy was pronounced dead at Parkland Memorial Hospital. The Dealey Plaza Historic District was named a National Historic Landmark on the 30th anniversary of the assassination, to preserve Dealey Plaza, street rights-of-way, and buildings and structures by the plaza visible from the assassination site, that have been identified as witness locations or as possible locations for the assassin.
The Dealey Plaza Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1993 and designated a National Historic Landmark the same year. The former county courthouse is individually listed on the National Register and is also designated a State Antiquities Landmark (SAL) and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL). Additional properties within the district are also RTHLs. The following are contributing properties and other significant buildings within the historic district.:: 28
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Jack Wiken | Mar 1, 2018
Great museum for learning the history of Dallas. It spans from prehistory through modern times and divides the information into four eras of the city. Each of the four sections has a little theater. Sit and watch for an overview of the period or branch out to the many items on display.
Alyssa Foley | Dec 23, 2017
The Positive: I learned a lot of random facts about Dallas. If you show a student ID and you get a discount on admission. The Negative: The Civil War history section shows obvious favoritism to the Confederacy and many of panels on slavery need to be reviewed and rephrased by a historian who isn't so biased. Also, the staff were almost asleep or dead. They were paying so little attention you could honestly walk into the exhibits without paying and they wouldn't notice you. If you have time to kill and don't know much about the history of Dallas, it's a good place to visit. However, there are so many other museums in Dallas that are more worth while.
Brian Connery | Nov 28, 2017
As a new part-time Dallas resident, I've been playing tourist and hitting some of the local spots for visitors while trying to learn more about the area. The exhibits at the Old Red Museum were exactly what I needed in order to get a better sense of the history of Dallas. The second floor galleries each have videos that are interesting and well done and that give both the mainstream history and some now almost forgotten bits, like the utopian colony of Reunion. Pictures and artifacts are well selected to give a sense of the conditions of life over time. Attention to Native American, African American, and ethnic communities is interesting and generally frank and honest -- I wish there was even more.
Yessenia Carbajal | Dec 11, 2017
Just had my wedding there on Friday and it was beautiful I love the place. Ever since I was little I wanted to have my wedding there and my dream came true. But unfortunately not everything was great. The lady in charge gave my wife a very hard time with the set up and arrangements . Plain rude ppl to say the truth. It was already a stressful moment for both of us and having to deal with the lady's attitude was just the cherry on top. There was a gentleman in the beginning and he was great but he was gone a few months before the wedding. My advice is try to keep all emails and confirmations from them because they will try to use that against you and also try to work with someone else other then the lady (Christin something). But over all I love the place.
Steven Ha | Feb 13, 2018
Very detailed and organized history if Dallas and it's beginning years. My wife and I loved every bit of it. She is a native and learned a ton about Dallas her hometown.
Morgan Traut | Mar 14, 2018
Set right in the heart of Downtown Dallas, this bold red sandstone brick building has stood as an icon of old Dallas ever since it was constructed back in 1890. Inside of what used to be the city courthouse, you will find a museum exhibiting the history of the city as well as an area for people to host weddings, parties or community programs. Outside, the brick detail and the pointy rooftops make it feel as though you’re looking at a little castle in the city. I recommend this place for educators or parents wishing to take their children on an informative tour of the museum. I also recommend this to lovebirds wishing to tie the knot in a beautifully constructed and politically historical location. The Museum is a quick walk from the West End or Union DART stations so it is easy to get to and very noticeable from the streets and nearby freeway. There is also an available parking structure on the premises (located on Houston St. & Commerce St.). Museum Admission Prices: $10 - General $8 - Student, Senior, Military (With ID) $7 - Children (3-16 years) Free - Children (under 3 years) $7 - tickets purchased before 12pm (Sunday only) Special Exhibit Admission Prices: $5 - Adults $3 - Children (3-16 years) Group Pricing: $7 - per guest of
Louise Jones | Mar 10, 2018
This place is like a castle literally. I love every second i spent at it. I wish i had more time to stay to learn more about Dallas' history.
A. Kraus | Apr 30, 2018
A wonderful facility with a great history of the DFW area. Wish I would have visited years ago!
Joel Bof | Jul 7, 2018
Great place to learn some Dallas history. Right on Feely plaza. Also good info for tourists
Ted Kostich Jr. | Jul 4, 2018
Bottom line: not worth the price or time. 1) Too expensive for less than mediocre exhibits. 2) The two gentlemen at the guest services desk were not helpful or friendly. 3) Poorly arranged museum layout with mostly fabricated exhibits. Meaning there's little "historic" content, most of it is boards, screens, maps, and cards made to show information that they don't have artifacts for.
Jessie Calvillo | Jun 2, 2018
Great museum to learn of the history of dallas. Wasn't able to do the full guided tour but will go back again sometime.
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