Washington County Historic Courthouse

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Visiting the Courthouse   Day   Time   Rate
Public Hours /           Self-Guided Tours Mon-Wed
Thurs-Fri
​Saturdays
9:00 - 4:30p.m.
​9:00 - 6:00p.m.
​10:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Free; Donations Accepted
Guided History Tours* Mon-Wed

​Thurs-Fri

​Saturday
11:00, 1:00,  3:00 p.m.
11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 p.m.
​11:00, 1:00,  3:00 p.m.
Free; Donation Suggested
Group Tours Please call ahead to schedule   $2 / Per Person
​Suggested Donation
Guided Historic Stairs Fitness Hikes Saturday 5/19, 9/15 9:00-10:00 a.m. $10 / Per Person Suggested Donation

*To ensure the best tour experience, public tours are limited to 15 participants per tour guide. If you are visiting with a large group of 10 or more, please call 651-275-7075 to make arrangements. Unscheduled tour groups may be asked to tour the building without a guide.

Additional Activities
  1. Family Activities
  2. Walking Tours
  3. Fitness Hikes
  4. Scout Programs
  5. Team-Building

In addition to self-guided and guided tours, the Washington County Historic Courthouse offers fun activities for children, families, and all those who are young-at-heart.

Scavenger Hunt: Step into the shoes of a County Sheriff and hone your detective skills with the Courthouse Scavenger Hunt. Search for items throughout the building - children who find them all will win a prize!

Playing the Past: Uncover the history of Washington County and the lives of area residents using our interactive biography boxes and timeline. Using what you have learned as inspiration, create your own character! Visit the clothing display and dress up in vintage clothing according to your character's time period! Will you be a pioneer, a fine Victorian lady/gentleman, judge or deputy?

Create a Character: Learn about the courthouse characters created by volunteers throughout the years to aid in fundraising efforts, including Winfield the Cat and Gus & Sig, the courthouse mice. Create your own courthouse character and write a story or create a cartoon

Children's Corner: Stop by the children's corner to touch and feel courthouse artifacts, including old jail keys and snow catchers, and stamp a county seal using an antique stamp. 

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