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Address: First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
Phone Number: 202 479 3211
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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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Nice Building

The building had a unique DC style architecture and view of the capitol from the court was beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The building had a unique DC style architecture and view of the capitol from the court was beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful building and a fantastic photo op. If it is in session then make sure you attend a case hearing! I was there for the pronouncement of a case and it was an incredible experience. Unfortunately I missed the SC's pronouncement Legalising Gay marriage by a couple of days! Would have loved to be there for that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place is only abt the structure, but free, most of the museums are free here, so definitely recommend if you like architecture.

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Bristol, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I was here at the end of July, so the court was 'off duty' for the holidays. If it is in session, then it would be well worth queuing for the public gallery in the morning to sit in on a case. The building itself is beautiful: marble, decorative and somewhat imposing. It fits in perfectly with its neighbours: Capitol... More 

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Mantua, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect here, but I felt it was important for my kids (10 and 12) to have a sense of the importance of this branch of government. On the first floor, there is a movie, which I thought would provide an overview. It did, but then we went upstairs to the court area and participated in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beautiful building and such a place of history and a Beautiful photographic spot Be aware you cannot take photos on the Steps Didn't go inside but didn't need to

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The building is beautiful - very light, white marble. Informative displays in the basement. Nice little intro video. Main entrance room upstairs gorgeous. Fun to peek into the actual courtroom and see the justices' chairs lined up behind the bench.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There was not really a tour involved. We walked in, checked out the lower level and went upstairs and was able to peek in the roped off door of the empty courtroom. After that it was out the front door. Took all of 15 minutes but a good educational experience for the children.

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Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Amazing to see. Beautiful building and much more to see inside than the capital. Court room is inspiring

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I visited the Supreme Court first thing when we reached D.C. earlier this August. I had been a little confused by the Supreme Court's website regarding visiting when they were not in session but found it remarkably easy when we got there. When you first approach take a moment to view the outside of the building and... More 

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