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Supreme Court

Address: First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202 479 3211
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Ranked #44 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the...
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Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.
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Moosic, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ornate marble. History buff must see. Restricted. bucket list. Free. Interesting gift shop. the place is on ~80 years old.

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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Beauty and grandeur at its best in the nations Capitol. Dining room is easily accessible and reasonable. Once the construction is done it will be nicer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

So I went inside, there is not much to see. Also took the tour inside the court room, where the lady spoke for 25 minutes about the US government and justice. I am sure American citizens find it interesting as part of their history, but for me as a European it brings no value.

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ft worth
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

The marble palace is interesting. But even more interesting is the US Supreme Court in The Capitol on the House side. Very small and modest. An example of why we spend less than half of a percent of the budget on courts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Highest Hand of the Law in the USA! However, even while in DC in 2008 I never got a chance to head inside and to me the building is not all that impressive compared to other DC monuments from the outside.

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St. Louis, MO
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

During a recent trip to the DC area, my partner and I had to check out all of the historic buildings and monuments we have heard about and see on TV. The US Supreme Court was of course one of them... The Supreme Court is located on First St NE, just across from the front side of the US Capitol... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

On a recent trip to Washington DC I wanted to see a group of buildings that I had never had a chance to see previously. The Supreme Court building was one of them. Very, very impressive to see in person. We didn't attempt to enter (I don't believe tours were available on Saturday) but definitely very impressive to see up... More 

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Sarasota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Not an easy stop to schedule (Court must be in session, on the right day within session-they hear cases only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and either mud morning or early afternoon). Wait time for stand-by seating can be long (without a guaranteed seat even), but fascinating to see our system at work. The acoustics are great (for those with hearing... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We hadn't really thought about it too much before, but as a result of visits we made to various Attractions this year, it registered with us that the Supreme Court has, since the days of U.S. Independence, been based in a number of different locations. For example, in Philadelphia, we noted that the Court, in its very early days, had,... More 

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Inver Grove Hei
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The building is beautiful and impressive. The courtroom was surprisingly intimate, although still grand with high ceilings and classic columns, etc. Because it does not seat very many people, it's necessary to stand in line for hours and hope to enter. Watching the court in session was incredibly interesting--the justices were very engaged.

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