Old Courthouse

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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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Court house lovely outside
Reviewed By Linda S August 2022

It is closed for renovation so when finished would be good place to visit. Nice parks around it. Took photos of the grounds

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Perfect complement to the Arch
Reviewed By Grover R July 2022

Perfectly framed by the Arch is the old Nineteenth Century Courthouse that looks like a state Capitol. For all its architectural splendor, it is most famous for housing the Dredd Scott case which...

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Closed but Nice Architecture
Reviewed By Debra R June 2022

Beautiful architecture, perfect for arch photographs. Now a part of the Gateway Arch National Park, it is operated by the National Park, but temporarily closed.

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