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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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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
National Mall
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"court room"
in 80 reviews
"oral arguments"
in 40 reviews
"actual courtroom"
in 35 reviews
"minute lecture"
in 21 reviews
"important decisions"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 65 reviews
"library of congress"
in 59 reviews
"united states"
in 23 reviews
"gift shop"
in 39 reviews
"open to the public"
in 13 reviews
"short film"
in 11 reviews
"take pictures"
in 27 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 15 reviews
"capitol hill"
in 19 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 17 reviews
"across the street"
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"session"
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Reviewed yesterday

The Supreme Court was an awe inspiring room. The artwork and decor are beautiful. Our guide gave us an amazing amount of information and history, all from memory. Well worth the trip!

Thank Cindy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must in DC. Make sure that you plan for the 25 min court lecture in the official chamber. A truly beautiful edifice.

Thank Tradingcomet
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got in line for the 3 minutes viewing of the court in session at 7:30 a.m. We made it inside before recess (phew) - the three minute viewing was fine, unles you are crammed into the back row - then you can't see anything...More

Thank limaggieliz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take one of the regular tours and then stroll around this magnificent building. We learned many fascinating facts about the court and the various justices who have done so much to shape our country. Not the first destination you think of in Washington but highly...More

Thank John T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just seeing this iconic beautiful building was wonderful…but going inside and participating in a lecture, took our experience here to a whole new level! Visiting here is an absolute must-see when in Washington, D.C.!

Thank mlbdld
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so lucky to go in April. The court was in session and we were able to sit in on a case that was being heard. The case was very much in the news so there were protesters and lots of news media. To...More

Thank debh476
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building alone is impressive. I had been here many years ago when you could just walk right in and wander around. Not sure how that works now. I never get tired of looking at this amazing structure. Often you will run into a protest...More

Thank ddallas1969
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A most impressive building and the "Spiral staircase" is not to be missed. Check the local paper for the schedule of oral arguments which I am sure will be memorable.The also have a nice gift shop.

Thank Veteran101st
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool to see where the most important cases have been tried. We were able to see inside the courtroom but did not actually attend a lecture (which starts hourly on the 1/2 hour). It would be awesome to attend a trial! Check the court...More

Thank Jack4355197
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The supreme Court was an OK thing. We were herded into a room and listened to a speaker who kept looking at her watch the whole time to make sure she didn't run over. She gave a good overview of the supreme court what it...More

Thank Arnold B
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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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