Old Courthouse

  • Museums
  • Downtown
  • Downtown


Site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case and is also where Virginia Minor fought for women's right to vote. Houses four exhibit galleries providing a rich history of early St. Louis. Trial reenactments, ranger-led tours available. Open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Limited accessibility.

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Lovely historic building
Reviewed By Raz9364 November 2016

Visited to buy tickets for the Riverboat cruise and Gateway Arch. Lovely building with lots of information inside including a little shop selling St Louis souvenirs. Well worth looking around.

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A beautiful old building in the heart of downtown.
Reviewed By Bryan V November 2016

We bought our tickets to the Arch here, and spent over an hour walking around. The courthouse is beautiful with plenty of exhibits detailing St. Louis' heritage. It's also free!

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Stay-cation downtown!
Reviewed By Davigeta November 2016

Though I have lived in St Louis for 38 years, I had never been to The Old Courthouse until today. It is currently also the site for purchasing tickets to the Arch.A lot of tourists visiting today...

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