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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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More of a Lecture than a Tour

They call this a tour, but it's more like a lecture. I still thought it was pretty cool. Learned some interesting things about the court. Although we had reservations, I don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

They call this a tour, but it's more like a lecture. I still thought it was pretty cool. Learned some interesting things about the court. Although we had reservations, I don't think you need them. If it's not crowded, they allowed walk ups. But if it's something you really want to see, I'd definitely make the reservation to be on... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Court not in session when we visited. Self-guided tour and peak into the Chamber. Give the gift shop a miss, mostly overpriced and made in China (no made in the USA pride here - unlike at the Capitol).

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Well it's not a tour, but you get to sit inside the actual Supreme Court and hear a lecture about the Court. It was one of my favorite things I did all week. But contact one of your Congressmen at least 4-6 weeks prior.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Hitting the high points of Washington DC and stopped in. The judges were not in session but we could have timed it to see if we'd wanted to do so. We still were able to soak in the grandeur of the surprisingly small room. Also interesting to see the busts and portraits of past sitting judges we've all heard about.

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Missouri City, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I enjoyed being at the Capitol building more, but you should come here too. Come early; it won't be too crowded then. There's lots of pictures, timelines, statues, and even a special movie room where you can watch a film and learn more about the Supreme Court. I wish you the best catching a ruling session though. I thought they... More 

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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A classic site for decisions that influence us for years to come. Police are subtle yet present, and everyone gets their say.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great statues and pictures of all former Supreme Court justices. Visitors get to go into the room where the justices hear oral arguments and a docent discusses the important features of the room. Our docent was informative and took spontaneous questions that he was able to answer. Next time we will try the cafeteria, which looked very homey.

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Waterbury Center, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Free tours of this wonderful institution across from the U.S. Capitol. Don't forget to eat lunch here in the excellent cafeteria.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Spring break highlight. We loved the tour , the beautiful art, and the incredible gift shop. The tour guide was very knowledgable and we enjoyed the experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had spent much of the day walking around the Capitol Building, both inside and outside, next to the Dirksen Senate office for lunch, then the Library of Congress and by the time we got to the Supreme Court their day was about over. We did walk around inside for a quick look, popped into the film but it only... More 

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