The Federal Courthouse is an outstanding example of Richardson Romanesque Revival architecture. Constructed during the 1890s, a major renovation in the 1990s highlights elements of the architectural style. Learn about this gem of Richardson Romanesque Revival and the role of the federal courts in our society.
Visitors will have a choice between two tours. The regular tour (one hour long) starts in the atrium every twenty minutes. It continues with a guided tours of the ceremonial and centennial courtrooms. The short tour (30 minutes) is on a flexible start time and includes atrium highlights and a tour of a recently renovated courtroom. Family passport activities include a scavenger hunt for children. Meet at the information desk for either tour. Visitors must go through security–no weapons (including pocket knives) food or drink please. Please note it make take 30-45 minutes to get through security.