Old Courthouse

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About

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.

11 N. Fourth St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

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1058 Reviews | Write a Review
Courthouse.
Reviewed By Flyingboy58 April 2024

This old courthouse is undergoing renovations now and I don’t think you can go in. It’s near the arch. It looks cool from the outside and is in a great spot.

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Historic and Beautiful Courthouse
Reviewed By TravelingSoccerLoon April 2023

Historically important building with beautiful architecture. Constructed between 1839 and 1862. One of the most famous trials to take place here was the original Dred Scott case during which the...

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Striking historic seat of justice!
Reviewed By Raintree_Thailand October 2023

The Old Courthouse building is gleaming white and stunning in appearance. Unfortunately, visitors can't currently enter the building as it is under renovation.

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Hours

Daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Labor Day-Memorial Day. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

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TripAdvisor Rating:

1058 Reviews | Write a Review
Courthouse.
Reviewed By Flyingboy58 April 2024

This old courthouse is undergoing renovations now and I don’t think you can go in. It’s near the arch. It looks cool from the outside and is in a great spot.

Full Review
Historic and Beautiful Courthouse
Reviewed By TravelingSoccerLoon April 2023

Historically important building with beautiful architecture. Constructed between 1839 and 1862. One of the most famous trials to take place here was the original Dred Scott case during which the...

Full Review
Striking historic seat of justice!
Reviewed By Raintree_Thailand October 2023

The Old Courthouse building is gleaming white and stunning in appearance. Unfortunately, visitors can't currently enter the building as it is under renovation.

Full Review