Washington County Historic Courthouse

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 The Washington County Historic Courthouse. Photo courtesy of Troy Schmidt.


The Washington County Historic Courthouse welcomes local, national, and international visitors for meetings, exhibits, tours, performances and public events. The building stands high on the bluffs, overlooking downtown Stillwater, Minnesota, 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, "The Historic Courthouse is considered one of the best examples of adaptive re-use of an historic site in the Midwest."

Visiting the Courthouse


Public Hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - noon.
Free Guided
History Tours
Monday-Friday 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Group Tours Call to Schedule
Guided Historic Stairs Fitness Hikes Saturdays in 2017: May 6, June 3, July 1, & August 5 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Recommended donation of $10/person; Meets in main hallway
Self-Guided Tours Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Rental Client Tours Not available at this time
Address: 101 W. Pine St, Stillwater, MN 55082 Directions Phone: 651-275-7075