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Supreme Court

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A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
National Mall
+1 202-479-3211
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Reviewed today

The Supreme Court building is close to the Capitol building and a must see when visiting that area of Washington, you hear about it and when you see it, it gleams in the sun, well worth a walk around.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was one of the most impressive buildings that I have seen in DC. The columns and front doors are massive and just beautiful. We were able to listen to a lecture inside the actual courtroom where the Justices sit. It was an incredibly humbling...More

Thank 2D1B
Reviewed 1 week ago

i enjoyed seeing the court house where so many important cases are heard. the beautiful building is very well maintained and secured

Thank flcoppen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed just a couple of blocks from the supreme court. A beautiful place. We sat in on a question and answer session in the actual courtroom...very interesting. I would definitely suggest it.

Thank dolphinchicks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be warned you must expect to line up for at least 2 hours to gain entry. Even though they say 150 people get into a session, this does not take in account the seats taken up by the press, support staff to the lawyers, any...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The grandeur of the Supreme Court is indescribable. I attended a reception for The Florida Bar and toured the building. The architecture, craftsmanship, and historical prices were breathtaking. It is an experience of a lifetime. It is well worth the time to visit the Supreme...More

Thank jbg79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived prior to 8:30 for the 10 am seating, which is followed by an 11 am seating. Little did we know that less than 40 people get seated for each time. The line, in the beginning was comprised of people who just wanted to...More

Thank Erik707
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sight of this building is sure to impress. We were not able to go inside. Tours are only available when the court is not in session. The massive columns and the carvings at the top were beautiful. The steps to the front doors were...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn’t get in but outside was amazing and so impressive to see. Lots of stairs up to doors wish it had been open to see inside

Thank duffer47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We scheduled a lecture in the court room through our congressman in advance. I’m sure you could schedule another way too and they took walkins for the lecture to the extent room was available. We were in a slower time of year so some walkins...More

Thank Leslie F
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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
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
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