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101 Pine St W, Stillwater, MN 55082
Admission: $0.00
Free; Donations Accepted
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM
Tue. 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM
Wed. 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM
Thu. 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM
Fri. 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 04:30 PM
Sun. 10:00 AM – 04:30 PM

The Washington County Historic Courthouse (sometimes called the Stillwater Historic Courthouse or just the Historic Courthouse) sits on the bluffs above downtown Stillwater and the St. Croix River Valley. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Find the registry, photos and more information here.  ​

Community Events at Stillwater Historic Courthouse

The courthouse offers year-round community events, such as tours, Victorian teas, Holiday celebrations and ice cream socials in the summer. All of these events focus on historical aspects of the area.

Washington County Historic Courthouse

Visiting the Historic Courthouse with Kids

When visiting with kids, you can go on the Courthouse Scavenger Hunt, play dress up with vintage clothes and use the interactive biography boxes and timeline. Stop by the kid’s corner to touch and feel courthouse artifacts, and stamp a county seal. Kids can even make their own comic strip or write a story after learning the story of the courthouse mice, Gus & Sig and Winfield the Cat.

Download coloring pages of the courthouse here.

Tours of Washington County Historic Courthouse

Guided Tours

Guided tours are free, but donations are suggested. Tour times and registration information can be found here.

Self-Guided Tours

Visitors can take a self-guided tour during any open hours of the courthouse. Find a self-guided outdoor tour online here.

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Christmas at the Courthouse
Christmas at the Courthouse. Image courtesy of Washington County Parks

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