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Supreme Court

First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003 (National Mall)
202 479 3211
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Ranked #39 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
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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New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Idaho
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This building is everything you expect! The 30 minute tour was perfect. Lots of information but short enough to not get boring.

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La Vergne, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We got to visit this building on a saturday. Got to walk up on the steps and take pictures. It is a very beautiful building to where many important discisions have been made. For me it will always hold a special place in my heart and so glad to be able to stand on the steps and have my picture... More

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W. PA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very well given tour they are open to questions. So much smaller in real life that you would think, very large building small chambers. Another beautiful building in DC.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited the Supreme Court during my business trip to D.C. This is such an amazing and beautiful place to visit. The courtroom tour/talk is well worth the short wait. The tour leader was very informative and friendly. The gift shop has many very nice mementos for purchase. Take the time to look at all the interesting artifacts. Note: You do... More

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Families must know that there is a in-expensive cafeteria in the basement that is open to the public. Make sure you take advantage of the lecture in the actual courtroom on the 1/2 hours, you'll learn a lot!

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Morton
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

There was a short wait inside the building. Then a 30 min "tour" sitting inside the Supreme Court. It was very informative and the guide was great! Sitting in the room where such great cases had been argued was really neat. The building is so impressive and beautiful. A must see!!

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We hiked up the hill in 97 degree heat to hear a speaker at the Supreme Court. We got through security and waited for the elevator to take us up in the interest of time. No elevator came so we took the stairs. We got to the door of the lecture literally one minute after it started. The security guy... More

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Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a last minute stop for us. We looked through the small visitor center area (not much to see) and then went up stairs for a tour of the actual court room (last tour of the day). The docent we had was really knowledgeable and made it interesting to learn about the supreme court. You are not allowed to... More

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Chicago, NW burbs
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had high expectations, and were really looking forward to the tour (scheduled many months in advance). But we didn't need to schedule (others just walked in off the street), and our docent was horrible - some 'valley girl' who just giggled through the entire presentation. Interesting architecture, and a lot of history behind the Court, but just not a... More

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