Known as the oldest working courthouse in Florida, the Osceola County Courthouse was built in the late 1880s, with a grand opening ceremony in 1890. With striking red bricks and Romanesque-style architecture, it is three stories high and within walking distance of Kissimmee’s Downtown area and Lake Tohopekaliga.
Later known as a busy courthouse bustling with day-to-day activity, a fence was built around the premises when wandering livestock would make its way in the building over 100 years ago. The courthouse now serves as the south/central boundary of the Central Florida greater metropolitan area.
Even though Osceola County has built a more modern courthouse, the older one still stands today. The third floor of the original courthouse is still used for courtroom purposes. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tours of both the old and new courthouses are available upon request.