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
2021 ScheduleDayTimeRate
Public Hours / Self-guided ToursThe Historic Courthouse is temporarily closed
Free; donations accepted
Public Guided ToursSaturdays

January 16
January 23
January 30
February 6
February 13
February 20
February 27
1 p.m.

Please call
651-275-7075 to reserve your tour space.
Free; donations appreciated

Private/Group ToursPlease call to schedule

$2 per person
Virtual Outdoor Tour of the Historic Courthouse groundsOngoingUse your personal cell phone or electronic device to tour Historic Courthouse GroundsBegin the Tour
Virtual Holiday TourOngoingClick the link to for a photo tour of the Historic Courthouse during the holiday seasonBegin the Tour

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.