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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Free attraction, well worth a visit
Reviewed By TSP2014 May 2017

They are doing a lot of work on the Arch, and they are re-building the museum of Westward Expansion. In the meantime they have moved the artifacts over to the first floor of the courthouse. It was...

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Quite enjoyable with rich history. View of Arch from front steps
Reviewed By Hooked_on_travel77 May 2017

So much history involved with a visit here. The volunteers (staff) were extremely friendly. We learned many things and certainly glad we stopped by. The old courtrooms were a favorite along with a...

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Reviewed By Jazzgal67 May 2017

This place is architecturally stunning. The rich history about slavery was also really informative. The staff was very accommodating and knowledge. Nice experience.

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