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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Reviewed By Sisterrhonda November 2017

Maintained by the National Park Service , this historic building is where I had to buy tickets to the Gateway Arch during reconstruction of the Jefferson Expansion Museum (of which it is a part). It...

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Dred and Harriet Scott
Reviewed By Toni G November 2017

This historic site is just inspiring! This site is where a very important event in Black History took place!

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Reviewed By JediKnights1 November 2017

The courthouse is absolutely beautiful and even more, it’s free!!! They have a gift shop, several exhibits, and the history of a couple who sued for their freedom. The upper levels are only...

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