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Supreme Court

First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003 (National Mall)
202 479 3211
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Ranked #46 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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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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Hooksett NH
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111 reviews 111 reviews
22 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

In order to join a tour you must secure a reservation through your member of congress or senator. No walking in and joining a tour. The tours are only in the afternoon unless court is not in session that day. You sit in the courtroom gallery and a presenter does a 35 minute story on the U.S. Supreme Court followed... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Beautiful building. Went on the tour really informative and enjoyed it. Don't miss the twin spiral stair cases, pretty neat!

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Israel, Jerusalem
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205 reviews 205 reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The building is just impressive with the respectful vibes it has around it. walking through the main hall or just witnessing the courtrooms where so many important decisions were made... we didn'r get to take the tour but you can check most of the court by yourself with the self guided map and the exhibitions downstairs. I loved the first... More

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Lufkin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

There are court talks every hour on the half hour, but if you aren't there in time for that, there's not too much to see. There is one hallway with some exhibits and there is a cool spiral staircase that you can look at, but you can't even see the court if the talk is already in there.

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Loved this visit. Incredible architecture. Stunning! A walk down the marble hallway leading up to the courtroom itself. We couldn't stay to hear the lecture...but we were awestruck by the building itself!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I loved this building! Good educational displays in the main corridor. Try to see the court in session, even the three minute visit is worth the security hassles. Another benefit is the cafeteria in the lower level. Nice place for a break, and centrally located to other venues.

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glasgow
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Another must see tourist attraction and perfect stop after visiting congress (it's just across the road). Definitely try to get the tour inside and if not its still worth going to see considering the history made in that building.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The external view of the Supreme Court is amazing. But inside it is more restricted for obvious reason. As you're visiting the US Capitol, just cross the street and get there for pics.

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Evanston, Illinois
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Even though this is a magnificent building from the outside, the interior is not showy, especially compared to the Library of Congress or the Capitol - its more ornate neighbors. However, what this building and the work that goes on there represents, is way more important than fancy artwork or newsy exhibits. The few small informational areas in the building... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

You can see the actually court room & learn all about the Supreme Court. There is a little museum on the history of the Supreme Court that was very interesting.

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