Washington County Historic Courthouse

Victorian Tea is on April 28, 2018- Online reservations open February 26
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Visiting the Courthouse   Day   Time   Rate
Current Exhibit- Life as a Civil War Soldier: The First Minnesota & Company B
9:00 - 4:30p.m.
​9:00 - 6:00p.m.
​10:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Free; Donations Accepted
Public Hours /  Self-Guided Tours Mon-Wed
9:00 - 4:30p.m.
​9:00 - 6:00p.m.
​10:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Free; Donations Accepted
Guided History Tours Mon-Wed


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 5/06, 6/03, 7/01, 8/05  9:00-10:00 a.m. $10 / Per Person Suggested Donation
Additional Activities
In addition to self-guided and guided tours, the Washington County Historic Courthouse offers fun activities for children and all those who are young-at-heart. Step into the shoes of a Sheriff and hone your detective skills with the Courthouse Scavenger Hunt. Search for items throughout the building - find them all and win a prize!

​ Uncover the history of Washington County and the lives of area residents using our interactive biography boxes and timeline. Using what you have learned, visit the clothing display and use vintage clothing to dress up according to your favorite time period! Will you be a pioneer, a fine Victorian lady/gentleman, judge or a deputy?

​Visit our main exhibit room and learn about courthouse characters created by volunteers throughout the years to aid in fundraising efforts. Create your own courthouse character and share your story! Stop by the kid's corner to touch and feel courthouse artifacts, and stamp a county seal.

Begin a walking tour of downtown Stillwater or the South Hill neighborhood at the Washington County Historic Courthouse. Created by the City of Stillwater, walking tour maps are available at the Historic Courthouse.

​Join the Historic Courthouse for a variety of public events year-round! For more information, please visit the Events link in the side bar to the left of the screen.
Take a 360° Virtual Tour