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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” (83 reviews)
“oral arguments” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
National Mall
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+1 202-479-3211
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"court room"
in 83 reviews
"oral arguments"
in 42 reviews
"actual courtroom"
in 36 reviews
"minute lecture"
in 24 reviews
"important decisions"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 68 reviews
"library of congress"
in 61 reviews
"gift shop"
in 41 reviews
"open to the public"
in 13 reviews
"short film"
in 12 reviews
"united states"
in 22 reviews
"take pictures"
in 25 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 16 reviews
"capitol hill"
in 20 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 18 reviews
"across the street"
in 18 reviews
"session"
in 204 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very quick stop. Not as old or historic - the Supreme Court history is really in the US Capitol - but doesn't take long to see and information is well presented in a grand building. You can see into the main courtroom...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are so many impressive buildings in DC, it is easy to get blasé about another stunning building. This one is next level amazing. Unfortunately no court sitting the day we visited but it was wonderful to be able to wander around inside and out.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, u should go here. The area is gorgeous. The building is immense and gorgeous . It is a long walk up to it even using a side ramp. There is a lot to see but not a lot of famous things. The courtroom can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Supreme Court is situated at the rear east end of the Mall, just behind the Capitol! It is a beautiful building with a small but interesting garden on the south end of it. It has a free entrance and a fast security line. Inside...More

Thank Runar L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Supreme Court is situated right behind the Capitol at the east end of the Mall. It is a really beautiful building from the outside with a small, but interesting garden on the south side of the building Chief Justices from the beginning and up...More

Thank Kari L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn’t expecting to get the reaction that we did when we walked in, it was truly a must see in DC, the spiral staircase was incredible!!

Thank Grady A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This most important Court In the world is easily accessible and well worth your time. The third branch of government is extremely different than the other two, primarily because of the longevity of its members and their huge influence.

Thank Keith P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is beautiful just to look at. To know how much of our history has passed through this little building (as compared to others in D.C.), is impressive. Just down the road from here is also Union Station, another gorgeous piece of architecture with...More

Thank MaryD D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the highlight of my DC trip. Managed to make it for one of the courtroom lectures, which takes place every 30 minutes. The lecturer was insightful and took us through the history of the supreme court and road to become a chief justice. Definitely...More

Thank cryptofreak
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well our latest trip to the DC area definitely gave us a look at the not so great side of what goes on in our nations capitol. Recently we went for a tour cab ride in the DC capitol area, it was a nice summer...More

Thank jefferyp2017
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ASixFamily
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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Ann D
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
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Kristin N
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
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