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The Old Courthouse

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Old Courthouse
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Built between 1839 and 1862, this historic courthouse was the scene of one of the nation’s most important cases: the freedom trial of Dred and Harriet Scott. 

The Old Courthouse is part of the Core of Discovery, a downtown St. Louis family attractions district. Daily tours and films are offered.

At the end of 2021, the courthouse began a major two-year renovation that will include new and updated exhibits. During this time, the grounds are open to visitors, but the interior of the courthouse is closed to the public.

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11 N. Fourth St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

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