Activities & Resources
Old Courthouse050in Saint Louis, MO 63102
about Old Courthouse:
The Old Courthouse was the site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case in 1847 and 1850. It was also where Virginia Minor's case for women's right to vote came to trial during the 1870s. It is listed in the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network To Freedom, which recognizes sites, programs, and facilities with verifiable associations to the 19th century Underground Railroad.
Ranger-led tours of the Old Courthouse and the nearby Museum of Westward Expansion are led every day on varying schedules; check with the information desk for exact times of tours. Group tours can be scheduled 30 days or more in advance.