Old Courthouse

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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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Fascinating old courthouse
Reviewed By MichaelK1887 October 2019

There's a lot of really interesting stuff in this old courthouse, but its focus is on the old Dred Scott case from the 19th century. There have been renovations since that terrible case, but the...

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Definitely worth visiting
Reviewed By PaulMaryRC March 2020

All the staff we met were very helpful, the building itself is stunning both from the outside and the inside. The 2 courtrooms Are interesting and there are lovely staircases and a decorated central...

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History
Reviewed By JeffBreedlove September 2019

History happened here. This is located right with the Gateway Arch and is a must visit on your stop.

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