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Old Courthouse

Address: 11 North Fourth Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 314-655-1700
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Ranked #25 of 133 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: This distinctive landmark offers free tours.
Attraction details
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: This distinctive landmark offers free tours.

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of period dancing. Don't miss the video! Produced by the History Channel. Well made an educational.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

we have lived in St Louis for over a year and needed something to do to get out of the house. Visiting the old courthouse was on the list and they were having an end of christmas season dance event so we decided to visit. It was worth the trip into town and a nice building to spend some time... More 

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wilmington, NC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Until the galleries are restored as part of an area-wide Expansion site renovation, you will not be able to find out much about the Dred Scot case for which the Old Courthouse is known. Nearby sidewalks and roads are blocked, the adjacent Arch's parking lot is closed, and there are no signs helping visitors navigate around the construction. On the... More 

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Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

never been in here and don't know if you can but its great for photos with the arch and river in the background

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Omaha, Nebraska
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990 reviews 990 reviews
781 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is an amazingly beautiful building in downtown St.Louis. The archecture is stunning and the restoration was done with remarks le care and attention to detail.

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Goffstown, New Hampshire, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Building is gorgeous! The architecture and paintings are amazing! Old murals were found under the old paint, it is so interesting what they have discovered after all these years in the walls. Nice photo ops. The old court rooms are interesting and small. There is also a small museum. What a very quiet and peaceful place. The security guard was... More 

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Canton, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited on our way out of town and stayed about 30-45mins looking around. We walked ourselves through but there wasnt too much to look at. Some areas were closed. We looked at the courtrooms which was very cool. This is free of charge. There was a video room as well with infromation about the Scott case but it was... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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132 reviews 132 reviews
66 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Free museum and site of important U.S. history. Since national park, offers Jr. Ranger badge program at no charge, which is always fun for the kids and a learning experience too. Impressive building too, and worth the trip up to the top of the dome to see the painting up close and personal.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Though some of the exhibits were closed, it was okay for us since we planned only a "walk-through". We ended up staying for at least 30 minutes enthralled by the Dredd-Scott exhibit. The courtroom, artifacts and chronology of events leading surrounding the landmark decision were well-done. Thank you St. Louis for preserving this part of history. Check out the statue... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There is an 18 minute movie about the Dred Scott decision, the actual courtrooms, artifacts and documents

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