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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Nice surprise walk threw.
Reviewed By Sonia G September 2016

Nice stop to pass threw and it's free! Best option o buy arch tickets at too! Pretty much just a museum explaining the founding of the city and such.

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Reviewed By Deb B January 2017

Beautiful building . Lots of history. Nice displays . Homeless tend to hang out inside and can be a bit disruptive. It's free and would be of interest to school age kids and adults.

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Beautiful building with unique history
Reviewed By lirpapril September 2016

This old courthouse is both architecturally beautiful as well as historically significant. The museum within the courthouse tell about the famous Dred Scott trial that took place there. The museum...

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