The St. George Pioneer Courthouse is the oldest standing public building in Washington County, Utah. Built in 1870, it served as the county courthouse for 90 years.  Left vacate for many years, it was nearly torn down.  The City of St. George came to the rescue to have it preserved.  In the 1980s interior renovations were completed and the St. George Chamber of Commerce occupied the building for 30+ years.  It was again vacated for a short time om 2018 waiting for a decision on what renovations were needed to preserve the building for future generations.  In December 2019 it was temporarily reopened to serve as a hub for information regarding the history of southern Utah. Through the collaborative efforts of the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS), the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP), the Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP), and Arts to Zion, access to histories, photos, events, tours, and activities of the local area were provided.

St. George Pioneer Courthouse stands next to the McQuarrie Memorial Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum. located on the corner of 100 East and St. George Boulevard in St. George, Washington County, Utah. These two buildings together are important to the community.

The Pioneer Courthouse has offered tours, events, and displays for visitors. The Daughters of the Utah Pioneer McQuarrie Memorial Museum, preserves photos, relics, and histories of many early settlers of southern Utah.

On November 18, 2023, the Pioneer Courthouse was closed to prepare for upcoming renovations. A Video providing a tour of the interior of the building is available, as well as videos of walking tours through the historic district of St. George.

This site provides links to:
the Pioneer Courthouse Facebook page
the McQuarrie Memorial DUP Museum website

Other local historical museums and societies have been invited to submit information regarding their collections.  Use QR Code for list.

Watch these YouTube videos on the History of the Courthouse.

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