Historic Courtroom


The first U.S. Courthouse and Post Office in Las Vegas – now The Mob Museum – opened in 1933. The most famous hearing ever held in the second-floor courtroom occurred on November 15, 1950, when a committee led by Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver interviewed several witnesses about organized crime involvement in the Las Vegas casino industry. Mob affiliates Moe Sedway, Wilbur Clark and Lieutenant Governor Cliff Jones were among those questioned.

Restored to appear as it was in 1950, the Courtroom now serves as a theater and centerpiece of the visitor experience. On a daily basis, Museum guests are immersed in a high-tech, multi-screen video production that tells the story of the Kefauver Hearings.

Please note, the courtroom may be temporarily closed for special programs and events.