The U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building was built between 1892-1899 and is an outstanding example of Richardson Romanesque Revival architecture. The original architect was Willoughby J. Edbrooke, with additions to the building added in the 1920s and 1940s. Prominent features showcasing this architecture include the tower, atrium, Romanesque detailing, and oak-paneled courtrooms.
The U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building will offer tours of three areas, with each tour lasting 15 minutes. Visitors will have the option to choose one or more of the following three tour options:
1. The 5-story atrium, including a history of the building
2. The original ceremonial courtroom
3. The centennial courtroom
There will also be a scavenger hunt available for children to partake in, including items found throughout the atrium. Visitors must go through security, which could be up to a 30-minute wait, so plan time accordingly. There are no weapons (incl. pocket knives), food, or drinks allowed in the building.