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Supreme Court

First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
+1 202-479-3211
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First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting talk by an intern in the Supreme Court chamber. The line was not very long to get into the chamber, even though the building was somewhat crowded that day since the new justice was being sworn in that day.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a lawyer by profession, the visit of US Supreme Court was really an inspiring experience. The Highest Court with both appellate as well as original jurisdiction, was established 228 years back. It's there 9 judges finally decide by majority on Constitution, Rule of Law...More

Thank jajubabu
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love old building so this trip I made it in. The displays showing the growth of DC as it progressed through the years was amazing to see it come alive from model of DC to the next. Limited access that day..Court was in session.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Previously attended the open sessions, arriving before 0730, this time the wait was different. Previously there was one session AM and 1 PM. Now the 2 sessions run together. That means you may not get in as the 1st group does not have to leave...More

Thank mar w
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Supreme Court is an amazing building that every American should see. It will also interest tourists from other nations. If you are here from October to June, try to come on an argument day and see the Court in action. There is a line...More

Thank memclean
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful from the outside, but you must go inside. You can peek into the court when it is not in session. Neat to see the place where such important cases are argued!

Thank Misty J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured by ourselves. Lots of things to see and you can get in line for one of the lectures. Ate at the cafeteria and that was really good! Great gift shop too!

Thank jannab309
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Supreme Court can be seen in two entirely different ways: (1) watching a case being argued and (2) touring the public parts of the building and historical exhibits. There's great demand to get into the courtroom for oral arguments because the court now hears...More

Thank W518FLrichardh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never went in, lines were too long.. Very nice building though. Near Capital. You can sense the history

Thank lugoffbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really impressed by the sheer scale and grandiose of the law making capital of your country,we didn't go inside but was more than happy to wander the buildings.great place in a city of amazing sights.

Thank den-rick71
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Ann D
I have tickets to a guided Supreme Court Tour. Can anyone tell me whether the guided tour is worth it, or if we could go ourselves and see the same things? It's just at an odd time of day and doesn't coincide with where we will be while visiting other areas. However, I still want to see it.
22 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
We will be visiting DC next week (9/1 - 9/5) and would like to visit the Supreme Court. Will there be much for us to see, will we need to get advance tickets and I'm also wondering will the cafe be available for lunch if Court isn't in session?
28 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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Jill P
Thank you so much for your tips TryppAdams. I really want to see an oral argument in the Supreme Court. Where do you wait in line - is the line obvious? What time does the line form? What is the best time to start waiting in line? How long are the oral arguments? What else do you recommend seeing at the Court. Thank you. Jill
12 April 2016|
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Response from DCgirl42 | Reviewed this property |
The line forms in the front plaza and it's very obvious where it is. And I although they generally start taking people at 9:30-10:00, I would plan to arrive to get your space in line much sooner. Space is very limited and... More
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