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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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You wouldn't think that an old courthouse would have anything to do with music, but this one does. We arrived with about 30 minutes till closing and had the pleasure of having a group of young men visiting standing in the middle of the rotunda...More
I’d like that it was open early while I was waiting for the Archway to open. Did not know about much of the history of the courthouse. I’m glad I got to see it. You get to roam around the place and see all the...More
We didn't spend much time in there as it isn't entertaining for kids. We did get some nice photos though. It doesn't take long to go through this if you are planning out a time frame. You can figure less than an hour if you...More
My only regret is not having more time to explore the history contained in this grand building.
Hold on, this is way more than history. An amazing combination of American Grandeur (Flags and Americana Patriotism), hIstory, and architecture.
Don’t forget to ask about the turtles...More
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
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.