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Supreme Court

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
Phone Number: +1 202-479-3211
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution...

A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.

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The tour is free and pretty much self paced. To see the actual chamber, you need to sign up for a lecture. If they are not in session. Photography is restricted, so ask if they do... read more

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour is free and pretty much self paced. To see the actual chamber, you need to sign up for a lecture. If they are not in session. Photography is restricted, so ask if they do not tell you. The lecture was great. It is interesting to see and think about what happens there. It was a bit on the... More 

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The court has been housed in this beautiful structure since the 1930's. Handicap access is available off Maryland Avenue. Exhibits, gift shop, theater and cafeteria are located on the ground floor. The Chambers are on the second, and admission is first-come, first-served, with lines forming at front steps the morning when court is in session. Elevators are available for disabled... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Supreme Court has one of the best Christmas trees. Worth a visit for the history. Gift shop has some unusual finds.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a whole lot to see if you miss the tour. Worth a quick stop either way just to peak into the courtroom.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's worth stopping by if you can only see the museum in the basement. It's a beautiful building full of history. There's a good exhibit on the walls and a good, brief film as well. I can't comment on anything else as we did not get in for an argument.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Any American of any age and political disposition needs to make a visit to the Court. I consider this visit to be one of the most important experiences of my life.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our last visit was years ago. There are many displays detailing the history of the building along with a very informative lecture that takes place in the court itself. Be aware that no photos are allowed in the court room. Be sure to find the spiral staircases.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see building. This is an architectonic jewel. We cannot go inside the main room because it was a lecture that day. A super beautiful place because of his historic importance

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Erath, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Personally, I think that the Supreme Court is a hidden gem of D.C. tours. I had been to D.C. twice and didn't even know that it could be toured. I waled straight up to the building and asked the guard outside if there were tours, and he politely pointed me in the right direction. There are many interesting exhibits in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful building, some say the prettiest building in DC! Well worth the visit, magnificent details both interior and exterior. The lady who gave the verbal presentation inside the Supreme Courtroom was exceptional with an excellent balance of information and humour. There is also a short film presentation about the building which was also interesting and informative, this included the story... More 

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