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Supreme Court

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A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
National Mall
+1 202-479-3211
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On the eve of our country adding another Supreme Court Judge, it could not have been a better time to enjoy and hour and 1/2 lecture sitting in the Supreme Court. Everyone should take this educational trip.

Thank Audrey O
Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic structure where so many important things happen inside. We found the video very informative and appreciated being given more of an understanding of exactly what the supreme court does. Very impressive.

Thank Shannon F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building and the exhibits are interesting and informative. The only recommendation would be the make sure you plan a head and see if you can get the tour that takes you into the courtroom if you don't get lucky enough to see a case.

Thank Russell S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a self walking tour through this building as Court was not in session. We were able to get a glimpse of the official chambers and we could walk around a bit. An impressive side light was to see the amazing spiral staircases that...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When the court is not in session, you can attend a free lecture held in the courtroom. The opportunity is May through September. The motive is worth watching and the exhibits are informative.

Thank TucsonTeeter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another nice building among many. Could spot for a picture or a selfie. I think the Romans built this when the USA used to be part of Rome.

Thank Scott8446
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started this tour with the movie. We had a little time before the next tour of the courtroom, so walked around looking at information and even had a quick bite at the cafe. The history of the building was very interesting. You should walk...More

Thank TripVbarS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being able to see the highest court in the land was pretty impressive. The tour was OK as our tour guide didn't exactly speak too loudly. Otherwise, it was very quiet, as the court was not in session. Not too much to see, but I...More

Thank FLDadof2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do yourself a favor and make sure you stop here when in DC. It's very impressive. The inside is bigger than expected and it is more opulent than the other attractions in the area (and that is saying something). We were all pleasantly surprised by...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we were there towards the end of August they had the chamber closed for cleaning - which was disappointing. But we watched the movie which provided an overview of the court - and was presented by the court justices. We went up to see...More

Thank Diane K
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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