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Address: Stillwater, MN
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Description: Minnesota's first courthouse.

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This is an interesting old building with a lot of history

We took the guided tour of the old courthouse, now a historical building used for other activities. I would strongly recommend taking the guided tour even though you can walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took the guided tour of the old courthouse, now a historical building used for other activities. I would strongly recommend taking the guided tour even though you can walk through the building on your own. Built in about 1870 and renovated since then, it is full of history and interesting to visit. The area that generated the greatest discussion... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nothing to dislike, but you have to like nice old architecture (and there's a really cool yoga studio across fourth street in the little white building).

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Verona, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Surprising fun stop and learned area history. Video available to see was worthwhile. Tour of jail was especially interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Have been to several weddings here in all seasons and it is so lovely every time. Highly recommend this venue to a prospective couple :)

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Stillwater, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The courthouse is the heart of the scenic and historic South Hill, a residentail neighborhood of old homes overlooking Stillwater and the St. Croix River.

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Tiffin, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We attended a family wedding here. The wedding was held outside and the reception, dinner and dance were held in the court room. Everything was clean and spacious. Just a beautiful place!

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visit was short, but enjoyable and informative. Was provided a 15-minute video and a personal guided tour.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My son and I had a great tour of this historic courthouse thanks to our wonderful tour guide. Not only was she knowledgeable and friendly but accomodating too. With a six year old it can be hard but he put her to the test and she stayed with him through every silly question and benign observation.

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Big Bear City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This was a quick stop but well worth the time. The veterans memorial across the street is also a must see.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This venue was chosen by our daughter and her fiance for both their wedding ceremony and reception. Granted it wasn't her first choice, but other places in Minneapolis were booked and once they toured the site they were pleased. As far as I could tell, the caterers and the attendants that set up for the event found no faults with... More 

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Additional Information about Washington County Historic Courthouse

Address: Stillwater, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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