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 Cre8tiv16 August 2018

Downtown STL, across from the Arch sits this Beautiful Building in all its splendor. History abounds and the Architecture and decor are the bonus. Visit the courtrooms where historic cases took place...

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Such A Great Piece of History and So Well Preserved!
Reviewed By Dave C August 2018

Great exits on early St Louis, law in the early west, St Louis, and of course slavery and the Dred Scott trial. Very well preserved, lots to explore and see. Two courtrooms are restored to their...

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Amazing
Reviewed By bradykatlyn July 2018

I had a wonderful time at the Courthouse. You can climb all 3 floors and just really take your time. They restored the courtrooms and it really drives home the Dred Scott case. One of the highlights...

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