It was the stage for the biggest Mob hearing in history.
Now it’s the setting for the nation’s most comprehensive Mob Museum. Located at 300 Stewart Avenue in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, The Mob Museum rests inside the historic former federal courthouse and U.S. Post Office. This building is one of the few remaining historically significant buildings in Las Vegas and is included on both the Nevada and National Registers of Historic Places.
From 1950 to 1951, the Kefauver Committee hearings on organized crime were held in 14 cities around the United States. In Las Vegas, the hearings were conducted in the courtroom in this very building on November 15, 1950. The courtroom has been recreated to appear as it did back then, a true portal to a time when the Mob “ran the town.” As a visitor, get to experience this courtroom for yourself and be immersed in the story and courtroom where history was made.