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Address: Stillwater, MN
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Minnesota's first courthouse.

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Old Washington County Courthouse & Jail

What a great place for Wedding Reception, Banquet, or other event requiring a ficilitie to feed large groups. They also have the old jail which housed some of history's most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
kmanorthsidejohnny
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

What a great place for Wedding Reception, Banquet, or other event requiring a ficilitie to feed large groups. They also have the old jail which housed some of history's most famous criminals such as the James gang, and the Young brothers.

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Red Wing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Not much to really say about this...great history and architecture though...I noticed people were having weddings on the front lawn! Great idea!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We feel so thankful communities have chosen to preserve buildings like the Washington County Historic Courthouse. These buildings remind us of the past and the workmanship that has gone into buildings like this one. Every time we go to Stillwater one of the things we always go and see is this building and tell other people to do so too.

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Thank Joyce P
Minnesota
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My sister was married here in May. It was a beautiful venue. It was nice because they were able to cater in whatever food and beverage they wanted, which saved a lot of money. The only downfall was they only allow beer and wine, no hard liquor. I didn't think it was that big of deal, but some of the... More 

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Thank MNJean
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The craft show was small but has some nice things at the show. Everyone running the show was really great and friendly. The old jail is really great. How simple times use to be. I always wanted to go in this building and check it out. So the craft show was the perfect opportunity. If you are looking for something... More 

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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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3 reviews
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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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Thank S M
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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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Thank Lorann P
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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