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Supreme Court

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Address: First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
Phone Number: 202 479 3211
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Calm and peaceful visit

We visited on a Friday morning in January and almost had the place to ourselves! It was a nice peaceful visit, and we could stop and read all the information we wanted without... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on a Friday morning in January and almost had the place to ourselves! It was a nice peaceful visit, and we could stop and read all the information we wanted without hoards of visitors. You could view the main court room and you could imagine all the powerful cases that have been heard there.

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La Habra, California
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Another perk from our House of Representative, they scheduled us a time to go in the court room and learn about the process. Besides the scheduled time, you can see the court room when not in session and get a picture. The outside of the building is fantastic day and night. Check out the gift shop. You can buy signed... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We could only see the exterior of the building on the day we came, but the grandeur of the edifice and the views of the Capitol opposite make it well worth a visit. It's located very near other attractions like the library of congress as well.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the privilege of attending a dinner held at the Supreme Court. What an amazing experience! Also, hats off to the company that caters the events there...the food was fantastic. Once in a lifetime event. Was quite an honor.

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lecture was very informative and it was nice that they didn't allow cameras in because then everyone was forced to actually listen and show respect. I can't believe there's actually a basketball court above the only room that serves as the Supreme Courtroom. I thought she was joking, but she wasn't!

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Starke, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat and listened to a lecture during our visit, and it was an experience I thoroughly enjoyed. If you are going to go, I recommend staying for a lecture.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we never went inside the Supreme Court, we sure did try and make some time. The only problem is the Smithsonian Museums were just too awesome to run through them. We did finally make it out here but not for a tour. I really wanted to do the tour but my wife had other plans for us I guess,... More 

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Conesus, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes its filled with stuffy judges and antiquated lawyers! But its that place where they make sure that the laws that the insane congress writes protect our liberties. It will take your breath away and remind you that this is a branch of government with only nine men and women.

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Cheboygan County, Michigan
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Supreme Court Monument area was the highlight of my trip to DC I think I saw many senators and the detail of the building intrigue me very much it's a must-see monument to.

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Eastern Sierra, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in town while the Court heard oral arguments. People got in line at 4 a.m. for one of the 400+/- seats. I was there at 7:30 a.m. and managed to snag one of the final public spots. Very interesting to watch Scalia rock back in thought as well as the prompting and questions by Justices Breyer, Sotomayor and... More 

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