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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great old bldg
Reviewed By uflossem October 2018

Well maintained old courthouse. Nicely decorated. Great interior. Good job of keeping history in the modern courthouse

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Free Visit
Reviewed By OnwardTraveller November 2018

Amazingly free and good use of an hour before or after the Gateway Arch, telling the story of how slaves remained with no rights to citizenship in a shocking period of American 19th century history.

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History that Touches Your Soul
Reviewed By schba November 2018

Magnificent building that provides a wonderful array of historical photos and information. The structure itself is beautiful and the location allows you an opportunity to go to the Arch while in the...

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