Hailed as the birthplace of statehood, the 1883 Historic Stutsman County Courthouse is rich in history.
Dive into the history of that transitional time between territory and state. The Stutsman County Courthouse is the only remaining North Dakota building directly related to the activities of the 1880s statehood movement. Delegates to the state’s constitutional convention were elected at the courthouse where it also held the meetings to discuss the division of the Dakota Territory in 1885.
Designed by Henry C. Koch, a Wisconsin Architect, it boasts a pressed metal interior—the most complete collection of pressed tin in the state of North Dakota and perhaps the Midwest.
The courthouse is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.