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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Historic courthouse
Reviewed By Keenomanjaro August 2019

We spent some time exploring this lovely old courthouse building which is worth a look for the architecture alone. Part of the Gateway Arch National Park, the courthouse can be visited for free and...

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Enjoy the history
Reviewed By Tom S December 2019

Enjoyable historic area. Learn about history around St. Louis on how it progressed from its beginning.

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Beautiful dome
Reviewed By chris9835 August 2019

A part of the Gateway Arch area and well worth a visit. Could spend quite a bit of time going though the exhibits, but at a minimum go in for a moment and enjoy the rotunda.

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