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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 3 days ago via mobile

Finally, we made it to the Supreme Court during our third trip to Washington DC and took a tour (luckily, there very no lines at all). It was a short tour (only 25 minutes) but it was very informative and meaningful. To see the Court...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple process to sse the highest court in the US and very interesting talk by volunteer guide...although he had some very lame jokes...."do judges play basketball? no they are on the bench" but if you want a small insight into the process etc its a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating place to visit. Full of history, stories and symbolism. Make sure you go to the lecture, it’s the only way to get into the Court itself and it’s a great talk. The film repeats a lot of the talk, so not worth going if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank M H
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Get there early 9am and you can get a pass to enter the SCOTUS courtroom for a non argument session You need to ask for the pass at the right side entrance Best architecture is on the 2nd fl ( no photos allowed) and 3rd...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tempusfugit2015
Reviewed 12 November 2018

A glimpse into the supreme court, where much of our past as well as our future has been and will be decided.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Willie555
Reviewed 12 November 2018

It's a nice building from the outside. You can see reporters hanging around :) Not sure if one can go in. We didn't.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kaumudi P
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

The US Supreme Court is located at 1 First Street, NE, Washington,DC, 20543, next to the Library of Congress, & across First Street from the US Capitol. The first thing we noticed was high level of security for the property, very well secured by US...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Super cool, took the kids - got to hear all about the court. If you come when they are in session you can slip in and listen. This was a great thing to teach our kids

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cathie C
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building. Lots of history inside. Meeting room could be seen from distance. Good gift shop

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank samuel8248
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We went on 10/29 to listen to the oral arguments. Note that there are typically two, 1 hour cases per day. They on average take 50 people in the court room. You have two (free) options: 1. Listen to the "whole" case (30mins-60mins) or 2....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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