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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A Monument to History
Reviewed By cecimino August 2019

A well preserved courthouse of historical significance both in the decisions related to settling the western part of the United States and the Dred Scott decision that pre-dated and started the...

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Worth a visit - Interesting history, beautiful museum, free admission
Reviewed By KDAA August 2019

The Old Courthouse is part of the Gateway Arch National park, which is far more famous for the Arch itself. However, the Old Courthouse is a separate attraction (although located very nearby...

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Impressive history site !
Reviewed By LotsaTraveling August 2019

We were very impressed with the Old Courthouse. The park service rangers were very helpful and answered a number of questions that we had although we did not go on a formal tour. The building...

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