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Supreme Court

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
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+1 202-479-3211
09:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution...

A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.

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Intern talk in Chamber

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patricia M
Topanga, California
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Topanga, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 and Government.The 4 story marble building contains the Court room, Chambers, Library and other facilities.... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 and there may be no seats. Finally got in @1110, after standing outside from 0745.... More 

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Virginia & Maine
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 that allows people in the Court action for just a few minutes. It is really... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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!

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Tucson, Arizona
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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!

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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 fewer cases than it did even a decade ago. There are two lines--one to get... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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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.

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