rendering of 200 block north side of Nepessing Street

Lapeer County Historical Society

Lapeer, Michigan 48446



Courthouse Square
Nepessing St at Court St
Lapeer, Michigan

To support the ongoing preservation project, contact the Friends of the Lapeer County Courthouse on Facebook, or:

general information 810/245-5808
reservations 810/245-4794

The Historic Courthouse is open during Lapeer Days and by arrangement.

Our 1846 Courthouse

courthouse viewed from the southeast
View of the backdoor of the Courthouse from the southeast lawn.

Completed in 1846, our Historic Courthouse is the oldest courthouse in continuous operation in the state of Michigan. The architecture is Greek Revival — a style popular in America from 1825 to 1860. Dominant elements of the Greek Revival style are the white paint (an allusion to white stone or marble), Doric columns, and the gablefront.

a dozen visitors viewing the chandeliers
Bill Rykhus (center) conducting a tour of the museum."

The Courthouse is open during special events, and can be reserved for photo shoots, weddings and other occasions.

courthouse from northwest
Lapeer County's imposing Historic Courthouse sits in Courthouse Square, just north of the County Complex (right).