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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Oral arguments

I wanted to see the oral arguments and struggled to find good information on it. What I did find said if you were there by 8, you will likely get a seat as its first come, first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I wanted to see the oral arguments and struggled to find good information on it. What I did find said if you were there by 8, you will likely get a seat as its first come, first serve. I arrived at 7:30... Here is what I learned through the process. When you arrive, find the guard with the admission tickets.... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was nice to visit the Supreme Court. It is an interesting building with an interesting history. But, when the Capitol Police say the building is closing, they mean it!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I dropped in before touring the Capitol across the street. Wonderful way to spend an hour. Definitely listen to the courtroom lecture.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Quite a beautiful building, and when we were there, a speech was going on outside, which was really fascinating to listen to, right in the middle of DC!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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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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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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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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