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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Impressive building architecture and great interpretive displays inside. Plan on 2-3 hrs to see it all.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We took our teen boys (14 and 16) to visit the Supreme Court. I had read that you need to get there 30 minutes before each courtroom lecture to line up, and our kids weren't interested in a lecture--they just wanted to see the courtroom-- so we just stopped by after our tour of the National Archives down the street. First of all, wear your sunglasses if it's a bright day! The huge open area in front of the building is white marble and it's BRIGHT! We took some great photos and went inside. We walked right up to the courtroom as a lecture was beginning so the guards let us walk right in. The lecture is about 30 minutes, and I think our kids got a little bored, but I know this is an experience and memory they will appreciate more when they get older. The decisions announced in that room have shaped our country and it's an honor to sit in that room and take it all in. We had lunch downstairs in the cafeteria after the lecture; it's a bit disorganized, but we all had good sandwiches that were reasonably priced and convenient.

1  Thank loboribi
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

After civics, this is a great place to visit to bring it all together. Stay for the 30-minute lecture in the courtroom. It wasn’t busy when we went but the lecture line up was easy. You can also schedule a lecture through your representative.

1  Thank TravelingfromPace
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

On a recent visit to Washington, we were impressed not only by the Supreme Court Building but by the interesting lecture provided by a docent that was delivered in the actual court room. Various informative displays were available on the main level.

Entry is to the right of the big front steps. Plan on staying about an hour to hour and a half. The lectures occur frequently during the days when the judicial chamber is free.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

I arranged for a tour through my Congress person. We actually sat inside the Supreme Court, as there were no hearings that date. We heard a very interesting lecture on how the court works. And how amazing to think we were in the Supreme Court!

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