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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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First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
National Mall
+1 202-479-3211
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Supreme Court building during the week after Christmas so there were no oral arguments. But it was still impressive and interesting, inside and out. The columns are awesome. A must see when visiting DC.

Thank MstqMI
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places as an overseas travellor that we see on so many TV shows is was quite amazing to actually see in the flesh. Very impressive building and architecture.

Thank Kazzaoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior of this building is imposing and impressive, and if you walk around the block you will see it is a very large structure. Standing in the square at the front is awe-inspiring! The self-guided tour takes about an hour or so, including the...More

Thank jameskul
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another huge iconic American building. This is a very impressive building with its large columns out the front.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Supreme Court is just as it describes "Supreme"! Take your time and walk through this gorgeous building and take in the history of our most magnificent justices! Don't miss out!

Thank jodiliberty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing structure and architecture. Lots of tourists! Do not forget to bring sunglasses and sunscreen, the white color reflects the sun very efficiently and it is really easy to get a headache! Bring your camera! Lots of beautiful angles to take pictures.

Thank Mynor A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the Supreme Court is directly across the street from the Capitol, we hit this at the same time. The exterior of the building is so inspiring and beautiful, so even if you don’t have any time to go in, I would recommend at least...More

Thank sunshinelover33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, so here is the deal, I passed on law school, in DC to take a job in CA in finance because of the money. So I am biased because I still miss not being a lawyer and most of my friends are lawyers. With...More

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to the Supreme Court. We were there on a day when the Court was not hearing agruments so we were able to get a guided tour of the Courtroom itself. We had about a 20 minute presentation by our guide who basically...More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Supreme Court offers tours and is an amazing experience! When the SCOTUS is not in session you will be able to visit and sit inside the chambers and get an amazing tour and explanation of everything inside. Just outside the chambers is a gift...More

1  Thank TheRenownedTraveler
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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
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
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