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Washington County Historic Courthouse

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101 Pine St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-4994
+1 651-275-7075
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Great place to tour

If you love history, check this place out. I enjoyed learning the history about this court house... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
Amy D
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Beautiful historic courthouse!

Wonderful historic courthouse up on the bluffs overlooking the town of Stillwater and the river... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2016
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Completed in 1870 The Washington County Historic Courthouse served as the administrative and judicial center of the county for more than a century. In 1971, the Historic Courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as the oldest standing courthouse in Minnesota. In 1975, official business moved to the new government center and a new vision for this architectural gem was developed which included history-related exhibits and activities. Today, FREE guided public tours are offered Monday through Saturday and include the historic courtroom, exhibit rooms and old 1900 county jail. On a tour, your guide will lead you through some important historic moments in Washington County history while touring the historic courtroom, 1900's County Jail, and exhibit spaces. Donations are accepted. In addition to public tours, the Historic Courthouse also offers private tours, school & large group tours, community events and meeting & special event space.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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101 Pine St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-4994
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

If you love history, check this place out. I enjoyed learning the history about this court house and happy you see that the town kept this building. We had a great tour guide! My boys even enjoyed it and they are 11 and 15 years...More

Thank Amy D
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

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

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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...More

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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.

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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
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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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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
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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...More

1  Thank Joyce P
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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...More

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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...More

1  Thank jacquelinel922
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354thomasl
October 13, 2016|
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Response from WashCoParksMN | Property representative |
The Historic Courthouse is now open 10:00am-4:30pm on Saturdays, with guided tours available at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
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