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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Interesting history
Reviewed By barbielab October 2018

Beautiful old courthouse with an interesting history. View courtrooms, informative displays and gorgeous rotunda with beautiful murals. There is a ranger on site to answer questions, and it’s free!

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A musical marvel
Reviewed By David D September 2018

You wouldn't think that an old courthouse would have anything to do with music, but this one does. We arrived with about 30 minutes till closing and had the pleasure of having a group of young men...

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Worth a visit
Reviewed By rpperkins1 October 2018

I’d like that it was open early while I was waiting for the Archway to open. Did not know about much of the history of the courthouse. I’m glad I got to see it. You get to roam around the place and...

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