Washington County Historic Courthouse ‘Nooks and Crannies Tour’ set for Oct. 1
Explore the oldest standing courthouse in the state of Minnesota 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Washington County Historic Courthouse.
The courthouse is at 101 W. Pine St. in Stillwater, at the corner of Third and Pine streets. Free public parking is available onsite.
Staff will lead small group tours through areas typically closed off to the public, including the basement, the attic and cupola, or dome, sheriff’s residence, and the jail that held women and juveniles.
Enjoy refreshments and local treats in the courtroom, watch a short courthouse restoration DVD, and see vintage photos. Archives will be on display throughout the building, including jail arrest records, court documents, and more. The Civil War exhibit and office exhibits will be open for viewing by visitors at their own pace.
Small group tours will be conducted every 15 minutes and will last 45 to 60 minutes. This event is free with a suggested donation of $5 per person for adults. All donations benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund to support capital improvements.
Participants in the tours must be ambulatory and able to bend, climb, and negotiate uneven floors, as well as tolerate small spaces. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Due to the nature of the tour, not all areas are handicapped accessible.
For questions, email or call firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-275-7075. Find Washington County Historic Courthouse on social media @WashCountyParks.