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Old Courthouse

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Explore a significant part of United States history when you visit the Old Courthouse, which was built between 1839 and 1862, during which the original building was expanded. This architectural masterpiece features restored courtrooms where visitors can experience the time and place where Dred and Harriet Scott sued for their freedom and Virginia Minor fought for women’s right to vote. Special exhibits show St. Louis’ role in early settlers’ movements into the western United States.

The Old Courthouse

The Old Courthouse

The Old Courthouse at night

The Old Courthouse at night