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 nice building
Reviewed By Mauricio M January 2018

The old court house is where you have to go to buy tickets to the arch, but it is a nice visit, an old court house with a characteristic decoration. I like the visit.

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Ranger-Led Tour
Reviewed By Robert M December 2017

If you enjoy even a little of the history of the U.S., stop in the Old Courthouse and get a ranger-led tour. We were able to spend time with a ranger. He was an excellent raconteur and we left with...

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Very Friendly
Reviewed By JHill279 December 2017

We stopped in the Old Courthouse before we went to the Arch. The staff was friendly and helpful. The North Wing is under renovation, with a completion date of 7/18. There is a lot of historical...

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