The Courthouse Museum showcases the record of how a rough country changed dramatically. The unique sandstone structure was built in 1907 from stone quarried just a few miles from Cardston, and the building’s striking profile and beautifully finished interior stand as a monument to Cardston’s early pioneer artisans. Used longer than any other courthouse in Alberta, the building still displays the judge’s bench, witness stand, and other court artifacts, including the original jail cells—complete with graffiti. The Courthouse Museum is a Registered Provincial Historic Site and definitely worth the trip.
Drop in for a tour in July and August from Monday to Friday, 9AM – 5PM. Schedule an off-season tour by phoning 403-653-3366. Donations accepted.