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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Old courthouse
Reviewed By KellyKile August 2018

Beautiful historical building in saint Louis easy to walk to from the arch. It even has a gift shop Enjoyed was a good time

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Interesting history
Reviewed By barbielab October 2018

Beautiful old courthouse with an interesting history. View courtrooms, informative displays and gorgeous rotunda with beautiful murals. There is a ranger on site to answer questions, and it’s free!

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A musical marvel
Reviewed By David D September 2018

You wouldn't think that an old courthouse would have anything to do with music, but this one does. We arrived with about 30 minutes till closing and had the pleasure of having a group of young men...

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