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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.

  1. Public Tours
  2. History Strolls
  3. Nooks & Crannies Tours
  4. Courthouse by Candlelight

Public Hours & Self-guided Tours

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Curved double staircase at the Historic Courthouse with dark wood railings and white walls  
Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Free admission. Donations are accepted. 

The Historic Courthouse is closed holidays. Open on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Public Guided Tours

Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Free admission. Donations are encouraged.

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.

Private/Group Tours

Private & group tours are available during regular business hours. Please call 651-275-7075 to schedule. $2.00 per person. 

Virtual Outdoor Tour

Use your personal electronic devices to tour the Historic Courthouse grounds.