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 AngieVan March 2019

We stopped here after visiting the Arch with a 14 & 17 year old. We didn’t spend a lot of time, but it’s still worth it. The bldg is beautiful, and the historical significance is moving. A great part...

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Toured the exhibits and the court rooms
Reviewed By Norvel B July 2018

History was made here. The Dred Scott case was first heard in this Courthouse before heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Historic Old Courthouse
Reviewed By rockyjoe November 2018

The Old Courthouse was built in 1839 and is located near the western bank of the Mississippi River in downtown St Louis. It is also located across the street from the Gateway Arch so it is very easy...

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