Explore the areas typically closed to the public, including the basement, the cupola (or dome), sheriff’s residence, and step inside the 1870’s jail that housed women and juveniles!
Historic Courthouse Nooks & Crannies tours is getting a changeup!
The Washington County Historic Courthouse will offer new monthly Nooks & Crannies Tours. These small group tours will allow visitors to explore the areas of the Historic Courthouse that are typically closed off to the public, including the basement, attic, dome, and the 1870s jail that housed women and juveniles.
The history exhibits will also be open for viewing at visitors’ own pace. Nooks & Crannies Tours will be at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of the month, May through October. There is a maximum of 15 people per tour. Reservations are required.
This tour is not handicap accessible and will require bending, stepping over and under low-hanging objects, stair climbing, and walking on uneven floor surfaces.
The cost is $10 per person. Make reservations online at www.co.washington.mn.us/hcevents or call 651-275-7075. Walk-ins are welcome based on availability. The tours are for those ages 8 and older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
$10/per person. Proceeds benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund.