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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Stunning Courthouse with tons of History
Reviewed By Lenore R November 2017

The Old Courthouse is a historical landmark that was built between 1839 and 1862. It's a great stop on the way to the Gateway Arch. The Courthouse was stunning with impressive architecture and...

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Fantastic stop on the way to the arch!
Reviewed By Naturespeak November 2017

Stopped on my way to the Arch and was amazed at the history of this site. It's been decades since I learned about the Dred Scott decision and was so moved by the historic displays and monument.

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cool archtect inside
Reviewed By Savi K August 2017

love the dome architect painting, neat little museum you can buy arch tickets from here...easily accessible for disabled folks

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