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Supreme Court of Missouri

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In 1905, utilizing the excess appropriation from the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the Missouri General Assembly designated approximately $195,000 to build the Supreme Court Building.

The three-story, red-brick building officially opened in October of 1907. The structure features French Renaissance architecture, stone pillars at each wing of the front facade, stone trim and a slate roof. Prominent in the lobby is an elegant Carthage marble staircase.

The building houses the seven judges’ offices; the Supreme Court clerk and the clerk’s staff; two courtrooms; the two-story-high Supreme Court Library, and the office of the state attorney general. Intricate portraits of past judges of the Court are located on each of the three floors.

Free half-hour tours of this historic building are available Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 2 p.m.- 4 p.m., with the last tour of the day beginning at 3:30 p.m. and concluding at 4 p.m. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays.

Tour times fill quickly, so please schedule your tour well in advance.


207 W. High St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Group Policy
Advance Contact Required
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Recommended
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages