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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When visiting the Gateway Arch, don't miss out on the Old Courthouse Building
Reviewed By Steve P June 2020

Right across from the Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse is worth a quick visit given the beautiful architecture and proximity from the arch.

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Beauty restored
Reviewed By radmom2016 March 2020

I was amazed at the beauty in this old courthouse. The best thing to see are the iron spiral stairs that are breathtaking.

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Fascinating old courthouse
Reviewed By MichaelK1887 October 2019

There's a lot of really interesting stuff in this old courthouse, but its focus is on the old Dred Scott case from the 19th century. There have been renovations since that terrible case, but the...

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