Joy of Museums Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites

Dallas Museums

Museums in Dallas

Museums in Dallas

Dallas, Texas and nearby Fort Worth were initially developed due to the construction of major railroad lines through the area allowing access to cotton, cattle and later oil in North and East Texas. The development of the Interstate Highway System reinforced Dallas’s prominence as a transportation hub. Dallas then developed as an active industrial and financial center and an important inland transportation port.

Preceded by thousands of years of varying cultures, the Caddo people inhabited the Dallas area before Spanish colonists claimed the territory of Texas in the 18th century. Later, France also claimed the area. The area remained under Spanish rule until 1821, when Mexico declared independence from Spain, and the area was considered part of the Mexican state. In 1836, Texians, with a majority of Anglo-American settlers, gained independence from Mexico and formed the Republic of Texas.

In 1841, a permanent settlement named Dalla was established, and in 1845, the Republic of Texas was annexed by the United States in 1845 and Dallas was formally incorporated as a city in 1856.

Today, the Arts District in Downtown is home to several arts venues and is the largest contiguous arts district in the United States. Notable sites in the area include the Dallas Museum of Art; the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Wind Symphony; the Nasher Sculpture Center; and the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a natural history and science museum. Also, in the north of the area is the Meadows Museum.

The former Texas School Book Depository, which has featured in President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination, houses the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Museums in Dallas

  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • Meadows Museum
  • Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  • Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Crow Museum of Asian Art
  • African American Museum of Dallas
  • Dallas Holocaust Museum
  • Frontiers of Flight Museum
  • George W. Bush Presidential Center
  • Dallas County Courthouse
  • Dallas Contemporary
  • Museum of Biblical Art


  • City:                           Dallas
  • Country:                     United States
  • State:                         Texas
  • Incorporated:             1856
  • Demonym:                 Dallasite
  • Population:                7 million – Metro

A Tour of the Top Museums in the USA


“Well done is better than well said.”
– Benjamin Franklin


Photo Credit: Alan Botting [CC BY-SA 2.0 (]

Popular this Week

Museums, Art Galleries & Historical Sites - Virtual Tours
"The Princess from the Land of Porcelain" by James Abbott McNeill Whistler
The Peacock Room
Buddha - Greco-Bactrian
“The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt
Artemisia Gentileschi - Virtual Tour
Louvre Museum - Virtual Tour
Pietà by Michelangelo
Musée d'Orsay - A Virtual Tour