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“Love the old architecture” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Courthouse

Old Courthouse
11 North Fourth Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102 (Downtown)
314-655-1700
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Ranked #37 of 319 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: This distinctive landmark offers free tours.
Marshall, Minnesota
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“Love the old architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We enjoy old courthouses and capitols, and this one was interesting. We marvel at how these places were constructed back in their age. The history of courthouse is impressive as well. It is worth some time to spend here.

Visited October 2012
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Peoria, Arizona
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“Historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

When visiting downtown St. Louis, take about 30 minutes to visit the Old Courthouse. This majestic structure will provide a glimpse into the history of the United States and the Dred Scott case. Plus, it is just one of several places to visit all within walking ditance when in downtown St. Louis. It is well worth the time.

Visited August 2012
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Venice, Florida
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“Beautiful old building...very historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We enjoyed our visit here, the location of the Dred Scott decision. Mock up of that courtroom is here as well as the history behind this event. Much of the inside has been restored and you can get a real feel of days gone by...and it's free!

Visited September 2012
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Scarborough, Australia
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“Not a lot going on here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

After the Arch and the Cathedral this place was a bit disappointing. Architcturally it was quite interesting to look around but the best thing was a video about the Dred Scott case. As a non-American I found this informative. You don't need more than an hour here.

Visited May 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Must see - for history buffs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This historical significance makes this restored court house a must see. It is beautiful to see, especially with the arch as the back drop and the new baseball stadium

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