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Courthouse Review

The original Courthouse of 1770 was used by municipal and county courts until 1932. Civil and minor criminal matters and cases involving slaves were adjudicated here; other trials were conducted at the Capitol. The stocks once used to punish misdemeanors are outside the building: they can make for a humorous photo opportunity. The courthouse's exterior has been restored to its original appearance. Visitors often participate in scheduled reenactments of court sessions.

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  • Address: North side of Duke of Gloucester St., west of Queen St., Colonial Williamsburg, VA | Map It
  • Location: Colonial Williamsburg

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