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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 yesterday via mobile

We wanted our children to see the three branches of government, so we contacted our local Congressman ahead of time (in December) to obtain entry to the White House, Capitol and Supreme Court. We had a pre- arranged lecture scheduled at the Supreme Court. You...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank a1015
Reviewed 2 days ago

I rate it a 4 because I did not go into the building itself, so would be unfair to rate it. On the morning of our flight out my son in law and I realized we hadn't even been there. We hiked up the mall...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Keith D
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful building. Everyone there was so helpful and nice! Wished we would have been able to see the court in session.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mgoble13
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gracious place. History and present are combined here. The line can be quite long, but moving fast. A lot to se and explore.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank volodymyrb369
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got a lecture in the Supreme Court (the Great Room?)! As far as tours go, not a super long one or a huge volume of things to see, however the building is amazing. You can also sign up for a lecture in the Court (I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jason M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in at the Spreme Court Building because it was near by. But we were extremely surprised at how much fun it was. The building itself is amazingly beautiful. We did the 25 minute court room tour and learned so much about where seating...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kim P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was great and the tour guide was very willing to answer questions afterwards as well. The tour was short enough to be easily digestible by anyone. While it’s obvious that that many clerks of the court as well as support staff make the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Itinerant_Foodies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprisingly small...One suddenly realizes that this is the place where our laws reside. It is beautiful in a very specific way...a way that makes you take sides on the issues of the day. @Havepursewilltravel Recommends

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Havepursewilltravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to this tour twice and though it is very short, it is worth taking a child so they can learn about the history of the Supreme Court and significance of the design. If you already scheduled a tour, it will only last for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank P G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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