Old Courthouse

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  • 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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Pretty rotunda, interesting history
Reviewed By hisavage May 2019

Very pretty building with interesting architecture. The rotunda is very pretty. Toured the displays including one on the Dred Scott decision which was held in this courthouse.

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Great Place to Start
Reviewed By CathyA836 May 2019

If you are visiting St. Louis, stop into the Old Courthouse first. It’s a quick tour and the movie about Dred Scott was worth Watching. Go back at night time and see the view. They have a gift...

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Beautiful Old Court House
Reviewed By Jopper May 2019

Hard to miss when you're down town near the water, particularly if going to the Arch. Beautiful and very historic federal court house, home of the Dread Scott decision, a most tragic time in U.S...

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