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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Beautiful, often skipped building
Reviewed By eyesdoit April 2018

Awesome less traveled site, lots of great paintings and historical placards. Dred Scott statue and wonderful old court rooms, worth the stop

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Traditional and beautiful!
Reviewed By Joann S April 2018

The old courthouse was super beautiful! There's a small gift shop inside with some of the loveliest of St. Louis. The shop employee welcomed us warmly and made some great suggestions for our weekend...

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key historical monument
Reviewed By jeffrey k April 2018

carefully restored, this building ties us to the dilemma and tragedy of slavery in the US -- Dred Scott was tried here. It also ties to the career of Louis Brandeis. here you purchase tickets for...

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