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Washington County Historic Courthouse

About the Historic Courthouse
The Washington County Historic Courthouse welcomes local, national, and international visitors for meetings, exhibits, tours, performances, ceremonies, public events and receptions. The building stands high on the bluffs, overlooking downtown Stillwater and the St. Croix River Valley. The Greek Revival building features Italianate influences and is visible from throughout the valley.

The Historic Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an important cultural, economic and historical resource for the St. Croix Valley. Charles Nelson, former state architect noted that "The Historic Courthouse is considered one of the best examples of adaptive re-use of an historic site in the Midwest."

Visiting the Courthouse

The Historic Courthouse is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. 
Guided History Tours   -  mid-April through mid-October
Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. 

Friday   10:45 a.m.  year-round
Saturday   10:45 a.m.   year-round

Self-guided Tours   year-round  Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday   8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Saturday  8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

Rental Client Tours are scheduled on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m.  Please make a reservation. Rental Client tours at other times by appointment.

Group tours - contact staff 

Holidays, After Hours, and Weekends

The Historic Courthouse is closed on holidays. After hours and weekends are only available by appointment.

Upcoming Events

The next event scheduled at the Historic Courthouse is the Log Jam Ice Cream Social and Amateur Talent Show. Find Talent Show Information and forms here and Vendor Application and Notes here.

Washington County Historic Courthouse
Historic Courthouse

101 W. Pine St.
Stillwater, MN 55082

Ph: 651-275-7075
Fx: 651-275-7076

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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