Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is a National Register of Historic Places and is located in Lawrenceville, GA. It was built from 1898 till 1901 based on the designs by Bruce & Morgan Architects who also designed Old DeKalb County Courthouse which was demolished in 1999. Until 1968, this building had been the Gwinnett County’s official courthouse but later they moved to a new one at Sugar Hill, Georgia. The old Gwinnet court became a historical landmark and is now used as a museum restored 1840s period rooms, genealogical library and Gwinnett County Archives.
The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse features a courtroom which is restored to its 1840s look. The courtroom walls are filled with plaques of early settlers of the county, court cases and records of public officials. The design is such that it has balconies but no seats for the spectators unlike the present courtrooms. Visitors will be guided by museum personnel who can answer all questions and give you some insight on this old courthouse and how it was used in those days. Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm, Saturday 9 am – 2 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm; Closed on all Sundays except during special events. Cost: Free for children under age 5, $1 per person or $3 per family for those over age 5.