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Supreme Court

First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
+1 202-479-3211
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A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“court room” (83 reviews)
“oral arguments” (42 reviews)
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First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
National Mall
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"court room"
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"oral arguments"
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"actual courtroom"
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"minute lecture"
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"important decisions"
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"beautiful building"
in 67 reviews
"library of congress"
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"open to the public"
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"short film"
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"take pictures"
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"capitol hill"
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"awe inspiring"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have to show my favorite building in DC some love. I feel like it doesn't make a lot of tourist 'to see' lists, but it really should. It's not that far off the National Mall, and the architecture on the building is amazing. You...More

1  Thank Lindsay M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ohhhhh it felt like home seeing the Supreme Court in my lawyer blood within rose The best part u could go near it n be a part of it Though the time we visited it it was not functional hours It’s was wow moment for...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Supreme Court is a historic place you don't want to miss on your visit to Washington DC or downtown. The marble architecture is gorgeous, the exhibits are all on first floor and very well done including the John Marshall stature which was moved there...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Impressive building architecture and great interpretive displays inside. Plan on 2-3 hrs to see it all.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our teen boys (14 and 16) to visit the Supreme Court. I had read that you need to get there 30 minutes before each courtroom lecture to line up, and our kids weren't interested in a lecture--they just wanted to see the courtroom--...More

1  Thank loboribi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After civics, this is a great place to visit to bring it all together. Stay for the 30-minute lecture in the courtroom. It wasn’t busy when we went but the lecture line up was easy. You can also schedule a lecture through your representative.

1  Thank TravelingfromPace
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to Washington, we were impressed not only by the Supreme Court Building but by the interesting lecture provided by a docent that was delivered in the actual court room. Various informative displays were available on the main level. Entry is to...More

Thank greentree33
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I arranged for a tour through my Congress person. We actually sat inside the Supreme Court, as there were no hearings that date. We heard a very interesting lecture on how the court works. And how amazing to think we were in the Supreme Court!

1  Thank cairobound
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan on spending 2 hours to see everything. We arrived after doing the Capitol tour and Library of Congress tour. The Supreme Court is next door, so it's a good three building combo to do. Inside there are pictures and plaques to read about the...More

1  Thank Lynn K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited inside and outside of the building just briefly. It was more like a museum than a courthouse.

Thank Mable S
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ASixFamily
27 October 2017|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, you never know how early to arrive. For the 3 minute line you can probably arrive between 7-8AM. If you want to hear an entire argument you must arrive by 6AM. Regarding your camera, etc. there are lockers for... More
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Ann D
23 September 2016|
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Response from VanessaRoad | Reviewed this property |
We didn't do the tour but had the docent half hour 'lecture' about the supreme court. It was deadly boring but I think it depends on who is leading it We had amazing guided tours at the library of congress nation archives... More
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Kristin N
29 August 2016|
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Response from KRAMA200 | Reviewed this property |
A Beautiful Building. NIce to look, appreciate and learn. Earmark One to Two Hours. Café will be open. No Advance Tickets required
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