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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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Very cool to go inside this court

The building is so large and ornate and stark white. Very cool to go inside the Supreme Court. The court was not in session so we got to sit inside the courtroom and have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The building is so large and ornate and stark white. Very cool to go inside the Supreme Court. The court was not in session so we got to sit inside the courtroom and have a lecture about the court. No photos but after the lecture you can take one from the roped off area. History about the building on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is the highest court in the land and is a working court building. Whether you agree/disagree with the decisions, it should be respected. It's a powerful seat in American - Federal Government. Take the tour and request it through your Member of Congress as the group size is smaller while touring the Supreme Court Room. There is no cost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and surprising accessible. I would recommend this for all sorts of reasons - history, politics, law and architecture, to name some. I just turned up and didn't need to wait long - just ask the staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On Capitol Hill are all the most important buildings for our nation. Here is the Supreme Court, the highest court of the nation. Here 9 judges will listen to pros and cons of all prevalent issues to make the final lasting decision. Just a few weeks ago, they passed the gay marriage law. Throughout the year, employees are working here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the Supreme Court. Awesome, Majestic and a great tour. Was told a bit of the history of the court first and then toured the Court and ended up in the shop down stairs. Picked up a number of souvenirs. Also had lunch at the cafeteria. Recommended tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My husband & I enjoyed walking through and reading all the exhibits more than our kids. We didn't do the tour. It is beautiful and amazing to see such an important part of our history, past & present. Was able to take pictures on the front steps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A nice place to stop by and admire the architecture. It makes so many of our important decisions and changes our lives, when you are there you can feel the power and admire how much it represents our society.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

One of the famous buildings that u should visit in DC and take some photos infront of the famous biulding and hang around the court

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is conveniently located next to the Library of Congress and across from the Capitol Building. It's free and although it is a short self guided tour, it is definitely worth it. We were able to sit inside the courtroom for a 30 minute very informative presentation. We even had lunch in the building's cafeteria!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went on Tuesday, July 14th. Since court was not in session, it was not very crowed, and it is easy to get inside with short lines. We were there in the morning and you could go into the court room with a docent on the half hour for a half hour overview. You cannot take pictures in the court... More 

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Additional Information about Supreme Court

Address: First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
Phone Number: 202 479 3211
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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