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Washington County Historic Courthouse

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Address: Stillwater, MN
Phone Number: 6512757075
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Minnesota's first courthouse.

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Such interesting history!

We saw the courthouse while visiting the war memorial across the street and decided to stop in and walk around. A docent greeted us and offered to show us around since no one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
Duluth, Minnesota
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Wonderful historic courthouse up on the bluffs overlooking the town of Stillwater and the river. Beautiful grounds and building.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We saw the courthouse while visiting the war memorial across the street and decided to stop in and walk around. A docent greeted us and offered to show us around since no one else had shown up for the 10am tour. We also watched a short video on the history of the area and the courthouse that was really well... More 

1 Thank GitchSup
Atikokan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Lots of history here! Learn of the jail and the outlaws who spent time here. Interesting construction issues. Also view the war memorial across the street.

Thank SimpleTraveler454
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Beautiful old building with lots of history and beautiful Architecture! We took a short tour and found it really interesting.

Thank Jenny M
Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank kmanorthsidejohnny
Red Wing
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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!

Thank Lisa B
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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 

1 Thank tmaier69

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