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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.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
National Mall
+1 202-479-3211
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful building, but what happens inside is so important for every thinking American to understand. It really feels like "hallowed" halls. Should be on everyone's bucket list when visiting DC.

Thank pumpkinj2017
Reviewed yesterday

This is an impressive building with a lot of history. By all means visit it if you can. Getting inside the courtroom is more difficult but worth it so I'm told. I was not able to. It is nice just to view the famous facade...More

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Highest court in the state of Washington and the building architecture is nice. The mission of the court is to uphold the constitution. The building is backside of Capitol .

Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on 7/11/2017 (Tuesday): The Supreme Court is the most famous Court in the United States and being able to stand in front of the steps is a humbling experience. The entrance to the building is off to the side and there are exhibits talking...More

Thank BrutolMotent
Reviewed 4 days ago

However long your visit to this building, it's a must stop on your visit to DC. The main hall offers statutes of every Chief justice in U.S.history. See how many you can identify with.

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent about an hour here watching the interesting video and peeking in the chambers. We skipped the hallway exhibits and lectures. It’s definitely worth a visit, even if it’s brief.

Thank _SLH138_
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Supreme court is a neat building but the true treasure is upstairs- the actual courtroom. Definitely line up to listen to the lecture within the court room, this is the only way you can actually go inside the court. It's a beautiful room and...More

Thank marlydanger
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can actually tour the building. Recommend a tour guide if you have time. Again the building is beautiful.

Thank JonandLaura1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great tour given by a retired lawyer who knew a ton about the history of the court, the building, and the judicial process. It looked like a mausoleum with all the marble. Cool on a very hot day. The tour gets you...More

Thank jburch
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Supreme Court Building is beautiful in it's majestic architecture. Here our nine Supreme Court justices decide the interpretations of the laws of our country. Proper decorum is always expected in the building including while on tours. Try and take the tour if possible. A...More

Thank williammZ222ZR
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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
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
Jill P
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