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Supreme Court

First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003 (National Mall)
202 479 3211
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Ranked #33 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Government Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Website: http://www.suprem...  Visiting hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays... more »
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a very cool experience, especially if you're fortunate enough to be able to be there on a trial day! Enjoy your visit and be sure to spend some time at the museum!

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Kansas City
19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

When the Supreme Court is not in session, you aren't allowed to see the courtroom. This was disappointing. They do have a lot of displays about the history, however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I visited the Supreme Court building while taking a tour of the Washington D.C. Area. The U.S. Supreme Court is an interesting place to visit and many people do not realize that it is open to the public. The Court was originally located in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. In 1935, the current U.S. Supreme Court... More

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Houston, Texas
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Yes, you can actually access the Supreme Court building! I did not know that until I checked in on Yelp, and unlike the two other branches of the US government (US Capitol and the White House), Supreme Court requires no reservation to enter. It seems like not many people know that you can enter this building so it is not... More

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Every American should visit the U. S. Supreme Court at least once. Not everyone may be aware, though, that once a day the Court offers a 30 minute Courtroom Talk on the history and workings of the Court. It is presented by a member of the Archives staff, is free, and is presented in the Courtroom itself. We have taken... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's such an important part of American life. Take a few moments to see a courtroom without being in one to fight a ticket or something!

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Louisville, KY
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As a lawyer myself, this was not a trip we were going to miss. That very building many years ago had inspired me to consider law as a profession. We headed over after our Capitol tour and lunch. We started with the film in the lower level and the very well done museum on that level. This was not there... More

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The 30 minute tour of the court room was fantastic! The tour guide provided us with awesome facts and information! The building itself is gorgeous, an amazing experience for my family!

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was just blown away by how nice the building is and also by the significance of this very building during the civil rights movement. It's a beautiful building and like many of the other buildings at The National Mall- it has that Roman/Greek feel to it.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We toured the Supreme Court building by ourselves and took the lecture on the court room. All of this was very interesting. They have a place to sit and eat for the public.

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