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Washington County Historic Courthouse

Address: Stillwater, MN
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Stillwater
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Minnesota's first courthouse.
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Minnesota's first courthouse.

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Stillwater, MN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Hudson, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Took the tour [free with a suggested donation at the end]. A pleasant and informative gal took us around. The tour started out with a 15 minute video on the history of the place. If you like history and architecture, it is worth the hour of your time. From April to Oct. guided tours are available on the hour 11-3:00.

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Kansas City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Great tour of this historic courthouse. We decided to take the tour once we had driven by it on the narrated Trolley tour. Well worth the hour if you've got it. The restoration alone is worth seeing. All done locally. Makes you appreciate the rest of the restoration going on in the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Both my mother and brother got married here. My mom over 15 years ago and my brother 4 years back now. I love the elegance of the place. Beautiful views. Great location. Might be a possibility when I get married.

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Chelsea, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We utilized the Historic Courthouse for our daughter's wedding reception July, 2012 with games outside and a meal then dancing upstairs. We opened the jail and had an interpreter available for tours which was well received. Overall, was a wonderful venue. The staff was great to work with and gave us a marvelous tour of the facility as part of... More 

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