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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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Was super bummed that I couldn't take a picture of the outside since it's under construction! Inside was great and I was able to participate in a lecture that was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Was super bummed that I couldn't take a picture of the outside since it's under construction! Inside was great and I was able to participate in a lecture that was very informative.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is how the public institutions should handle the public visits. - Swift and non-intrusive security check - Self guided tour of the building and the court history. - Hourly "lesson" in the courtroom itself - impressive! Cafeteria downstairs is nice with reasonable prices and good selection - good haven on this side of The Mall. If you're visiting Capitol... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Very much enjoyed the Supreme Court. There are specific times available to sit in the courtroom and get a mini tour that lasts 20-30 minutes. Highly recommend that as your main event there. Make sure you peek at the spiral staircase too. Short walk from the Capitol South Metro station. There is a cafe inside. No restaurants/cafes close by otherwise.

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Not only is the architecture beautiful, you can feel the history steeped in the walls. It's worth a stop to visit where so many important things have been decided.

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Not to be missed. The sense and feeling of history along with beautifully designed halls, stairwells, artistry, and order. Well depicted evoloution of locals for the hight court to this current venue. Short lecture enhances the experience as it takes place in the actual court room. Not crowed and likely overlooked. Definitely worth seeing whether court is in session or... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We visited the Supreme Court when the court was not in session. I would highly recommend the tour. We entered the courtroom and heard a 30-minute presentation on the history, participants, procedures, etc. of the court. Very informative. The courtroom was beautiful as well. Might not be good for very small children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Touring he Supreme Court is another must do when you're in Washington DC. Just walking up all those steps makes you aware of how great this country is!

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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Going to the Supreme Court is a must-do for those that are politically or historically inclined. Just the power of being there (and the decisions that have been made there) has a very real impact. Walk the halls and feel the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Great place to visit. Its open to the public, even the cases. Great information about the court and the system. The court room is seriously breathtaking. A must see in DC.

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We kept asking why this place was so uncrowded. Unlike the other two branches of government, you don't need a pass from your congressman to visit here. Tours go on the hour inside the courtroom, and on the half hour if you get a pass from the congressman, but they are identical. You'll be amazed at how simple the court... More 

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