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 Courthouse, excellent museum
Reviewed By B1714D January 2018

What a great free place to visit in downtown St. Louis. There are several reasons for your visit. 1. First of all, it's a beautiful Neoclassical bldg set right in the heart of downtown, making...

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Beautiful Historic Courthouse - lots of history inside.
Reviewed By frogdbs August 2017

A great place to visit, pretty and educational. Make sure to climb the stairs to the very top, and to visit the courtroom where the first Dred Scott decision was rendered. We managed to get a...

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You can take the pictures ... if you bring them back.
Reviewed By Debra Lynn T February 2018

I was told about The Old Courthouse by a high school classmate who'd visited St Louis several times. I am so glad I listened to him. This is a beautiful building, with an incredibly helpful staff...

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