The Washington County Historic Courthouse offers a variety of themed tours throughout the year. Learn more details about the history of the St. Croix Valley, hear tales of the people who lived and worked at the courthouse, tour areas not typically open to the public, or enjoy a walking tour of the neighborhood.
Guided and self-guided tours of the Historic Courthouse are offered daily - tour times may vary with the season. Please visit the Historic Courthouse homepage for more details.
For the full calendar of Parks programs & events, click here.
Explore the areas of the Historic Courthouse that are typically closed off to the public, including the basement, dome, and step inside the 1870's jail that housed women and juveniles! The history exhibits will be open for viewing at your own pace. Nooks & Crannies tours are held on the first Saturday of the month, May through October.
This tour is not handicap accessible and will require bending, stepping over/under low-hanging objects, stair climbing, and walking on uneven floor surfaces.
$10 per person
Ages 8 and older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Reserve online or call 651-275-7075. Walk-ins welcome based on availability.
Reservations are nonrefundable within 14 days of the program date.
Proceeds benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund.
|August 3||11:00 a.m.||Reserve Now|
|September 7||11:00 a.m.||Reserve Now|
|September 7||12:30 p.m.||Reserve Now|
|September 7||2:00 p.m.||Reserve Now|
|October 5||11:00 a.m.||Reserve Now|
|October 5||2:00 p.m.||Reserve Now|
- Each stroll will be approx. 45 minutes and include some stair climbing along a mile-long route offering beautiful views and history highlights.
- Trail routes will include uneven staircases, pavement and sidewalks, traversing light terrain. Please dress for the weather and wear athletic shoes.
- Please register online and check in at the Parks office upon arrival. Walk-ins welcome based on availability.
- FREE to attend. Donations will be accepted.
|Thursday, October 3||5:30-6:30 p.m.||South Hill History Stroll||Reserve Now|
|Saturday, October 19||11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||Scenic Broadway Street History Stroll||Reserve Now|
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Are you afraid of the dark? Join us for a unique experience as we walk the halls of the Historic Courthouse at night by candlelight. Explore the areas typically closed to the public, including the basement, sheriff's residence and the old 1900's county jail. Learn the history behind this historic site and listen to some fun, slightly spooky stories along the way.
Tours recommended for ages 16 and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that there will be dim lighting, low-hanging objects and uneven terrain. Due to the nature of the tour, it is not handicapped accessible.
$10.00 per person. Advance reservations required. Reservations are nonrefundable within 14 days of the program date. Reservations open August 2.
|Thursday, October 17||7:00 p.m.||Reserve Now|
|Thursday, October 17||7:30 p.m.||Reserve Now|
|Thursday, October 17||8:00 p.m.||Reserve Now|