The Washington County Historic Courthouse offers guided public tours, self-guided tours, and 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.

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Public tours are offered on a limited basis and all participants must register in advance. Please see the schedule below for details. Large group tours will not be scheduled at this time. Special tours, including the Nooks & Crannies Tours, History Strolls, and Courthouse by Candlelight Tours are by registration only.

  1. Public Tours
  2. Courthouse by Candlelight
  3. History Strolls
  4. Nooks & Crannies Tours
2020 ScheduleDayTimeRate
Public Hours / Self-guided ToursMon-Fri

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free; donations accepted
Public Guided ToursSaturdays

October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31
November 7
November 14
November 28
1 p.m.

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Free; donations appreciated

Private/Group ToursPlease call to schedule

$2 per person
Outdoor Virtual Tour DailyUse your personal cell phone or electronic device to tour Historic Courthouse GroundsFree
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To ensure the best tour experience, public tours are limited to 15 participants per tour guide. Large groups will be divided for a tour rotation. 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.

The Historic Courthouse may be closed on certain holidays. Please call ahead.