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Supreme Court

Address: First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202 479 3211
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Ranked #38 of 242 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the...
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Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Supreme Court building is a very impressive Greek revival style building both inside and out. The historical nature of the nation's highest court, the beautiful paintings of past justices, and the historical artifacts make this a must visit during a stay in Washington DC. The interior of the building is gorgeously detailed and you can even see court proceedings... More 

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Short Hills, NJ
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were able to sit inside the courtroom with a docent, who was extremely helpful and interesting. She gave us special insights into the workings of the Court. This is an awesome place and so much that is important happens right here. Highly Recommended.

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Mandan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We greatly enjoyed our visit to the Supreme Court. The outside of the building is quite majestic as is the grand hall just outside of the courtroom. We attended a lecture given in the courtroom. The speaker was a retired DC area lawyer and was very informative. She talked about the architecture of the building, how a case comes to... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just behind the Capitol Hill, over the vast green area of park pertaining to the United States Capitol Complex and across the First Street North East, is located this splendid building of the highest federal court in the United States.We stood for awhile in front of this remarkable institution-edifice, admiring in its beautiful architectural features, with the colossal pillars and... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

While we could not go inside, the outside of this building was enough in itself. The pillars and engravings were impressively detailed.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was not intending to visit the Supreme Court Building but wandered in when after visiting the Library of Congress nearby. I was really taken with the restrained grandeur of the Neoclassical court building. It makes a stark contrast with the gaudy Beaux Arts style of the Congressional Library. The interior spiral staircases that go up five stories are particularly... More 

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Moosic, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ornate marble. History buff must see. Restricted. bucket list. Free. Interesting gift shop. the place is on ~80 years old.

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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Beauty and grandeur at its best in the nations Capitol. Dining room is easily accessible and reasonable. Once the construction is done it will be nicer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

So I went inside, there is not much to see. Also took the tour inside the court room, where the lady spoke for 25 minutes about the US government and justice. I am sure American citizens find it interesting as part of their history, but for me as a European it brings no value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

The marble palace is interesting. But even more interesting is the US Supreme Court in The Capitol on the House side. Very small and modest. An example of why we spend less than half of a percent of the budget on courts.

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