• The Dallas County Courthouse, built in 1892 of red sandstone with rusticated marble accents, is a historic governmental building located at 100 South Houston Street in Dallas, Texas. Also known as the Old Red Courthouse, it became the Old Red Museum, a local history museum, in 2007.
  • Hotel Adolphus is an upscale hotel and Dallas Landmark in the Main Street District of Downtown Dallas Dallas, Texas. It was for several years the tallest building in the state. The hotel is part of Autograph Collection.
  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) in downtown Dallas, Texas, overlooking Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Streets. The museum examines the life, times, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy and is located at the very spot from which Lee Harvey Oswald, according to four government investigations, shot and killed the President on November 22, 1963.
  • Located at 302 South Houston Street (on the corner of Houston and Jackson) in Dallas, Texas, the Hotel Lawrence was initially opened in October 1925 as the Scott Hotel by a hotelier named George C. Scott (who also was the owner of hotels in Houston and Waco). With 160 rooms originally, the ten-story edifice chiefly served the lodging needs of train passengers who stopped across the street at Union Station. The historic Lawrence is adjacent to the West End District, across Houston street from Union Station, across Jackson Street from the George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building, and three blocks from the Dallas School Book Depository and Kennedy Sixth Floor Museum. Besides accommodations for travelers, the establishment for decades has also been claimed to be the haunt of others disinclined to move on.

DARK TALES WALKING TOUR

THE DALLAS DARK TALES WALKING TOUR EXPLORES THE MORE GHOULISH AND CURIOUS SIDE OF DALLAS HISTORY. EXPLORE THE CITY’S PAST AS OUR GUIDE TAKES YOU ON AN EERIE, YET FUN-FILLED, ADVENTURE.

From the West End we will walk to Dealey Plaza, the site of JFK assassination as we reflect on the fateful day of Nov 22nd, 1963 and talk about why this place has evolved into a dark tourism destination. We will visit the restless spirits of the Old Red Courthouse and Hotel Lawrence (both hot spots for paranormal activity). Further down our journey we will walk on the grounds of the old cemetery at Pioneer Park (a conglomeration of four graveyards with the remains of several of the city’s earliest founders). To reach our last stop in the in Oak Cliff neighborhood we will take the streetcar, to the infamous Oswald Rooming House, the location where JFK “allege assassin” was living at the time of the president’s murder.

Highlights: Founders Plaza, John Neely Bryan Cabin, Dealey Plaza, Old Red Court House, The Laurence Hotel, JFK Memorial, Pioneer Plaza, Pioneer Park Cemetery, Exclusive access to the Oswald Rooming House.

We will meet at the West End, outside Corner Bakery Café located at 302 N Market St, Dallas, TX 75202.

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There is something mystical about Bluebonnets when the bloom in profusion in during the Texas springtime. Whenever there is an overly cold and wet winter, the byways of Central and North Texas will be ablaze with that unique blue with the light, sweet fragrance.

In the mid 1930’s, the love for popular American culture attracted a young man by the name of I. M. Pei from China to America to pursue his education in architecture. Years later his professional career would help establish the modern look of what has become the iconic Dallas cityscape.

When looking to combine an easy day trip from Dallas / Fort Worth with some genuine Texas flavor, you need look no further than the thriving little towns of Hico and Dublin. Each one has a unique history and are small enough that you can easily visit both within the same day.