Led by Discovering Justice staff and volunteer docents, tours welcome the public into the Moakley Courthouse and provide a unique look at the history and structure of this award winning landmark central to the judicial landscape of Boston.

"We The People Of The Courthouse"
Virtual Tour of the Moakley Courthouse

Click the picture above to start the virtual tour!
This virtual tour of the Moakley Courthouse explores the connections between the architectural designs of the Moakley Courthouse, and the civic ideals they represent. It features conversations held with staff of the courthouse community from judges to probation officers and attorneys to courthouse reporters. All integral to the working of the justice system, the staff explore their work, and share their thoughts on the civic ideals of our justice system.
The tour can be navigated by using the right arrow on your keyboard to advance to the next slide in the tour.

  Contact us about Courthouse Tours at        hschunk@discoveringjustice.org

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Since the opening of the Moakley Courthouse in 1998, Discovering Justice’s Tours Program has invited both students and adults to experience the magnificent architecture and history of the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, home to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. A new online exhibit will allow community members and students to view a set of artifacts and legal documents specific to the Moakley Courthouse as they explore the history and significance of conflict resolution in the judicial branch.

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