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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

We first visited on a Saturday, hoping to just walk through and view the building -- but didn't realize that they aren't open for viewing. If you want to visit, come during the week and plan to be respectful. It's impressive.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read Trek0584273's recent review. Spot on and I agree with all they wrote. Oral arguments worth seeing (dress warm to stand outside in line). If not enough seats to watch the entire thing (1 hour), you can get in the 3-5 minute line for a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing bulding. visited with a delegation of Chief Justices from other countries and i could tell they also admired it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ntungwerishocolman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is one of the most sticking in all of Washington. It represent the top of the American Justice system and its members are truly honorable people. The lines of columns makes this building incredibly beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EasternCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobby exhibits are worth spending some time visiting. We also had a lecture in the chambers, which was very informative and inspiring. Just wish I had caught a glimpse of RBG.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A "must see" if you are a "legal eagle" ! Very interesting architecture, limited tours available, accessible using the hop-on-hop-off bus. Some research before you travel will enhance your visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank daf57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an unforgettable experience to sit in on SCOTUS oral arguments – if you pre plan and have some flexibility in your schedule, it is highly recommended. The seating is first-come first-served. Fair warning, depending on the case there may be large groups that line...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trek0584273
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second trip to DC. We'd never really even thought about visiting the Supreme Court Building until our nephew got us tickets to the presentation given. The building itself is very impressive. Be sure and try and tickets to docent lead presentation about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank russcox
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Take the tour! You will be glad you visited the Supreme Court. The building is mammoth, and the courtroom, although small in stature, is enormous in significance. Take your time reading the displays, you will be glad you did.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kurt_Mich75
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Finally, we made it to the Supreme Court during our third trip to Washington DC and took a tour (luckily, there very no lines at all). It was a short tour (only 25 minutes) but it was very informative and meaningful. To see the Court...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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