The Pioneer Courthouse in St. George, Utah was opened in December 2019 specifically to help residents and visitors learn more about the history of Southern Utah. Through collaboration with the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS), the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum (DUP), the Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP), and Arts to Zion, displays were created to depict the early days of the area, and tours offered daily for visitors to get a feel of what it was like to first settle the harsh area often called "Dixie." Each group gathered and archived on its own website
thousands of historic records and photographs regarding people, places and things, all pertaining to Utah's Dixie and encourage input from others to ensure the history is kept and preserved. Events of historic nature have been encouraged and promoted.
During the 90 years the Pioneer Courthouse operated as a courthouse, it served as a hub for citizens of every community in the area. When it opened in 2019, it served as a historic landmark where photos of early days were shared to help visitors understand what it took to build a permanent settlement out of such a harsh environment. Stories were told of the specific challenges endured. Activities were held to bring people together to celebrate living in such a beautiful land. The building was constructed of local sandstone and has many unique features, including 18-inch-thick walls, old chandeliers, a cupola designed with a gallows, and the local jail.
The Pioneer Courthouse was operated by an all-volunteer organization.