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Walk the halls where ordinary Americans made civil rights history. Built in 1839, the Old Courthouse is a prime example of mid-19th century federal architecture. But it is two landmark cases that secure its place in history. Beginning in 1847, the...more
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My teenage daughter and I loved the Old Courthouse! There's so much history here. She loved that she could learn more about the Dred Scott decision here since she, coincidentally, had just going over it in school. I personally loved the original staircase and the...More
So you're in the 3rd world country that is Downtown St Louis, then you see this. You think, "Wow! This must really be significant since it's noticeably older than all the surrounding structures!" So you walk over to it, and then..... well.....there it is. You...More
My wife and I enjoyed learning about all the history of St. Louis and the area. The courthouse is amazing and tells many stories of how the west was settled, how people were impacted and how lives were changed. Check out the cast staircases still...More
St. Louis' Old Courthouse is an important structure of both historical and architectural significance. It is a truly beautiful building and a great traveler's bargain. The cornerstone was laid on October 21, 1839, and the new building was officially opened on February 22, 1845. Dred...More
Such a beautiful rotunda in the Old Courthouse! The history this building has seen is just amazing! It's a free and open building, and right across the street from the Arch, it's well worth a visit, won't take much of your time. Tip: great spot...More
If you order the tickets online and download them to your phone you don't have to pick them up at the courthouse, but yes you do have to choose a time when you purchase. There are no close parking lots so give yourself about... More
If you order the tickets online and download them to your phone you don't have to pick them up at the courthouse, but yes you do have to choose a time when you purchase. There are no close parking lots so give yourself about 20 mins to walk over to the arch from any of the lots. Currently there is only one tram working so the wait is a little longer than usual.
Parking isn't cheap. I don't know about street parking/meters, but the ramps can be expensive. Weekends may be cheaper (at least they are in Minneapolis), but I don't know about St. Louis. I'm sure there is a web site for... More
Parking isn't cheap. I don't know about street parking/meters, but the ramps can be expensive. Weekends may be cheaper (at least they are in Minneapolis), but I don't know about St. Louis. I'm sure there is a web site for the downtown STL ramps. Keep in mind that the Old Courthouse is very close to the new baseball stadium and its attractions, so the parking will be more expensive on game days/nights.