Ramsey County Courthouse & St. Paul City Hall Tours

Take a tour of the Ramsey County Courthouse and Saint Paul City Hall!

We will tour the architecturally significant spaces and features within Saint Paul City Hall/Ramsey County Courthouse. The Saint Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse is a 21-story Art Deco skyscraper which opened to the public in 1932. The building serves as the main location for Minnesota’s Second Judicial Court and City Hall, and also contains the The Vision of Peace, the world’s largest carved onyx statue. The building has 23 kinds of woods from 18 countries and various marbles throughout.

Tours may include the Vision of Peace Statue, Memorial Hall, Council Chambers, Mayor’s Office, Law Library, Historic Courtroom, period furniture, Art Deco architectural features, and more. Please note that this is a working building; not all rooms are available to tour at all times.

Free Public Tours Summer 2023

  • Public Tours (no reservations needed) are available on the following Mondays at 12:15 pm.
  • Tours last about 60-90 minutes.
  • Please meet at the Vision of Peace statue in the main lobby.

Courthouse/City Hall Free Public Tour Dates

  • Monday, June 12 – 12:15 pm
  • Monday, June 26 – 12;15 pm
  • Monday, July 10 – 12:15 pm
  • Monday, July 24 – 12;15 pm
  • Monday, August 7 – 12:15 pm
  • Monday, August 21 – 12:15 pm

Please note: All visitors entering the City Hall/Courthouse must pass through security screening.

Private Tours of the Ramsey County Courthouse/Saint Paul City Hall

Ramsey County Historical Society provides 60-90 minute private tours for school groups, seniors, and others.

  • Please contact us with at least 30 days advance notice to schedule a private tour.
  • Groups up to 25 people can be on a single tour. Please contact us about larger groups.
  • School groups must have chaperones/teachers accompany them.
  • Private tours must still go through security screening – please leave extraneous items behind.


For-Profit Organizations & Companies, Private Groups
$50 per tour group
20 people maximum per group

Non-Profit 501(3)c Organizations
$25 per tour group
20 people maximum per group

School Field Trips
No charge
Please contact us for information on school tours.

To schedule a private tour, please email events@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701 ext. 226.