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

We were surprised at how accessible this is. The security is about the same as our local courthouse. It's not a big building (by Washington Government Building Standards). Once inside, you self-tour. There is no formal tour. You can eat in the cafeteria (we did...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the Supreme Court for the first time last year, and honestly I felt like a kid in Disneyland. There is something incredibly special about the building and as I walked through the halls, I was just captivated by the sheer dopeness of it....More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Esther A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large impressive building in white marble ,facing the Capitol building , on capitol hill and home of the supreme court.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jarlath m m
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
1  Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed 13 January 2019

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
1  Thank tvlmama721
Reviewed 12 January 2019

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
1  Thank Ntungwerishocolman
Reviewed 11 January 2019

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 7 January 2019

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 5 January 2019

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 31 December 2018

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
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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