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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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Beautiful Building!

I really enjoyed walking around DC as the architecture there is as unique as any other US cities we have. I particularly loved the Supreme Court both for its amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed walking around DC as the architecture there is as unique as any other US cities we have. I particularly loved the Supreme Court both for its amazing infrastructure and for what it means to our country. This was one of the most amazing construction in Washington DC in my personal opinion.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We knew court would be in session when we visited, and we knew we did not have the time (or interest) to wait in line to watch court proceedings. We did not know that meant there isn't much left to see. The "visitor's center" is a couple signs in a hallway and a 20 minute movie that focuses on the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Looking on line, we had the impression that if we got there early we could get to see an argument. We got there 1.5 hours before the start of the argument an 100 people had already gotten tickets in advance. We waited in the cold,no one gave us any information and we finally gave up. we did go into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We attended in order to be sworn to practice before the court, so going had special meaning. However, even non-lawyers should make the effort to attend. Its shear size and quality are a tribute to an era in American history where people respected the courts and their importance to America. There is much to see in the way of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I have been to DC a half dozen times before, but I never was able to tour the Supreme Court building. Self guided tours are offered on weekdays until 4:45pm. You can enter into the SCOTUS Visitor's Center on the ground level at the right or left hand side of the iconic stairs at the front of the building. After... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We thought this would be a more extensive tour of the building, but instead it was a small area to view and then a lecture in the courtroom. The docent was very interesting, and it was pleasant sitting in the room where our important governing laws are judged.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It was nice to see the Supreme Court. I would love to see the court in action and the architecture was really impressive. Our tour guide was good overall but sometimes got a little bit off topic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The exterior is wonderful and the courtroom is cool to see considering its importance. The lower floor had some nice displays. We didn't stay for the lecture, instead we went in and took a few pictures of the courtroom just before the lecture started then left. We spent about an hour in the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Out of everything I have ever visited, the Supreme Court building is one of the most impressive tours. The court itself and learning about the jurists was very interesting. I highly recommend. My daughter and I did not want to leave.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

While most Americans gravitate to the Capitol and White House, no visit is complete without the Supreme Court. Take the tour. The building is impressive and you get a good explanation as to how the Court works as well as visit to the wonderful structure. I will say my children really enjoyed, partly because you get to sit after so... More 

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