Cape Girardeau Common Pleas Courthouse
4
44 N. Lorimier
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-335-1631
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Latitude: 37° 18' 15"
Longitude: -89° 31' 14"

The Common Pleas Courthouse was completed in 1854. It sits high atop a hill, overlooking downtown. It played a big part in our history, from American Indian council meetings to the Civil War. The dungeon was used to jail southern sympathizers and perhaps Confederate soldiers.

On the west side of the courthouse stand three memorials: A cast of a Union soldier, who sits atop a fountain way, was presented by the Women's Relief Corps in 1911; another, made from Georgia silver gray marble, was presented to the city in 1931, by the United Daughters of the Confederacy; the third is a Vietnam Memorial.

This attraction has an audio tour you can access on your cell phone while on-site, to give you the complete history.

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GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open year-round
  • This facility is on the National Register of Historic Places
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • smoking allowed outdoors only
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
  • tweens (age 6-12)
  • teens (13-18)
  • adults (18+)
  • senior adults (55+)
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
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PET POLICY
  • service animals welcome
  • pets on leash allowed
RATES
  • free admission
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  • reservations recommended
GROUP POLICY
  • advance contact required
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