Old Courthouse

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  • 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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Informative and Well-Preserved Interior
Reviewed By banjo518 December 2018

Another National Park attraction which showcased its history and that of St Louis. Two floors of exhibits with rangers in hand to answer questions. The dome ceiling is magnificent and a must-see!

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EXCELLENT
Reviewed By DianeC98 November 2018

So so much history and such a beautiful building. It will take a few hours to go through all of the rooms. There are displays and videos about Dred Scott and Lewis and Clark and much more. It's so...

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History and beauty
Reviewed By LindseyG2004 November 2018

This is a free experience as it is part of the national park service. We looked around the ground floor then stuck around for the tour from a ranger. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We...

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