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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
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First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
National Mall
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Get there early 9am and you can get a pass to enter the SCOTUS courtroom for a non argument session You need to ask for the pass at the right side entrance Best architecture is on the 2nd fl ( no photos allowed) and 3rd...More

Thank Tempusfugit2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

A glimpse into the supreme court, where much of our past as well as our future has been and will be decided.

Thank Willie555
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice building from the outside. You can see reporters hanging around :) Not sure if one can go in. We didn't.

Thank Kaumudi P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The US Supreme Court is located at 1 First Street, NE, Washington,DC, 20543, next to the Library of Congress, & across First Street from the US Capitol. The first thing we noticed was high level of security for the property, very well secured by US...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Super cool, took the kids - got to hear all about the court. If you come when they are in session you can slip in and listen. This was a great thing to teach our kids

Thank Cathie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building. Lots of history inside. Meeting room could be seen from distance. Good gift shop

Thank samuel8248
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on 10/29 to listen to the oral arguments. Note that there are typically two, 1 hour cases per day. They on average take 50 people in the court room. You have two (free) options: 1. Listen to the "whole" case (30mins-60mins) or 2....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a on my bucket list! After 30 years of reading opinions handed down by the Supreme Court, I was a little let down that we weren't allowed to go into the courtroom, but just being in the building enabled me to check one...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The majestic, brilliant white pillars alone are enough to impart the weightiness and beauty of what goes on inside this building. We had a prearranged tour which included sitting in the courtroom itself to listen to a docent. The court was in session, but oral...More

Thank colette f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For most of its history, the Supreme Court did not have its own building. The cornerstone for this magnificent building was laid in 1932 and opened in 1935. This beautiful building was designed by Minnesotan Cass Gilbert who was given direction and charged by then...More

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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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