Courthouse Tours

"The People's Palace"

“The People’s Palace”

Washington County Courthouse Tours

Tours of the Washington County Courthouse are arranged through the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Tours include:

  • homeInteriorA walking tour of the Courthouse
  • Early Washington County history
  • Interior and exterior architectural history talk
  • Details on the specific offices housed at the Courthouse
  • A visit to a courtroom (when available)

Additional information:

  • Tours are available weekdays on a limited schedule and must be booked four weeks prior to the requested date. Please view the Washington County Court Calendar to check trial term dates and have a back-up date in mind for days shaded yellow.
  • Tours are recommended for adults or students third grade and up.
  • Group size is limited to 20. Groups over 20 should be prepared to divide upon arrival.
  • Courthouse tours are free of charge and typically run 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Street and garage parking are available nearby for a fee. No free parking is available at the Courthouse.
  • All visitors to the Courthouse are required to pass through a security checkpoint.

To schedule a tour, please contact Kristen Fredriksen, Events and Programs Assistant, at (724) 228-9256 x305 or