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Supreme Court

First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
+1 202-479-3211
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A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“court room” (85 reviews)
“oral arguments” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
National Mall
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+1 202-479-3211
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"court room"
in 85 reviews
"oral arguments"
in 42 reviews
"actual courtroom"
in 36 reviews
"minute lecture"
in 24 reviews
"important decisions"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 67 reviews
"library of congress"
in 62 reviews
"gift shop"
in 41 reviews
"open to the public"
in 13 reviews
"united states"
in 23 reviews
"short film"
in 12 reviews
"take pictures"
in 27 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 16 reviews
"capitol hill"
in 20 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 19 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 13 reviews
"across the street"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wasn’t sure about this one but so thankful I went and was proved wrong. To sit in the courtroom and hear the details was extremely informative. Again, a beautiful building. Spotless.

Thank rmiller1970
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Least busy on a Tuesday. Got to see the actual chamber. But arrange the tour & get the most out of it. Beautiful building & very impressive outside for photos. Good rainy day activity.

Thank Roitz
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed taking my 14 year old daughter into the Supreme Court and getting to sit in the courtroom was very cool. Short 30 minute lecture. The woman wasn’t the best speaker, she’s just a volunteer for the tours but it was nice. Loved that downstairs...More

Thank Jenee O
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting displays but the highlight was going into the Supreme Court chambers. A short but interesting talk will help explain the awesomeness of the chambers.

Thank Jackie K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We didn't actually go in the building but from the outside you can't help but be impressed. Great opportunity for some great photos!

Thank newspapertaxi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

See the court with one of the docents. Unlike the ones in the crowded capitol, the docent experience works well here.

Thank fuzzy180
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Athough I'm glad I went, my limited time would have been better spent in other buildings nearby. Just so-so in my book.

Thank oaxacaman82
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This location will be crowded in the summer. When we went there were protesters in the front of the building, but they were peaceful.

Thank NeverHilton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in briefly to see the Supreme Court building but did not stay long enough for a tour of the actual courtroom. There is a place to see inside the courtroom without taking the tour and we also saw the spiral staircase. It's worth...More

1  Thank khnolegirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lecture in the court alone is worth the stop into this amazing building. These lectures occur when court is not in session. Not sure what was memorable, the lecture or the fact got chance to sit in court chamber. This visit should take as...More

Thank Steve Q
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ASixFamily
26 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
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
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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