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Supreme Court

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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
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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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Marvelous Architecture

It is an imposing Marble Building with Beautiful Architecture. THE place is well maintained and you come to learn about the various Supreme court Judges and the judicial system... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is an imposing Marble Building with Beautiful Architecture. THE place is well maintained and you come to learn about the various Supreme court Judges and the judicial system. Enjoyed seeing the portraits on the Wall. Unfortunately the court was not in session when we visited. You could use Elevators if need be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My visit to the Supreme Court was very interesting! The walls are full of paintings and history regarding how the building was established. Unfortunately, we visited during the wrong time because we couldn't go in to see the actual courtroom. However, the spiral staircase and huge amount of marble in the building was quite intriguing. Out of all the sites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The power of this building is amazing! To be where so many important decisions have been made and are being made is mind-boggling! To stand in front of the chambers and feel the reverence is beautiful!

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Gilbertsville,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was great to be able to stand in the building that holds so much American history. Enjoyed seeing the portraits of the Supreme Court Judges of the past and current. Our daughter is a law student and she got to sit in on an oral argument.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If in DC for sightseeing, why wouldn't anyone stop here? It is the nations most prestigious judicial institution and worth a visit. I wouldn't go twice, but once ...yes!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we did this. The docent tour was excellent, with a chance to sit in the most famous courtroom in the country. On the way out, make sure to go UP the elevator so you can walk DOWN the staircase in front of the building, where you can detail the architecture and statues, "Contemplation of Justice" and "Authority of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guided tour from a docent. It was a very informative tour! The building's design is amazingly regal. The floors, ceilings and walls are beautifully designed befitting the highest Court in the land. The Courtroom itself inspires awe! The design was set up to learn all kinds of interesting facts about the Justices. Highly recommend.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not planned to visit the Supreme Court, but after the Capitol visit, the SC is right there. And no reservations are needed. Take the short guided tour of the chamber itself. Quite impressive! The exhibits in the main corridor are informative and interesting. Plan around 1 1/2 hours.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to walk around out of the heat and learn something about the building and the court that sits and makes such important decisions. There is an informative video about the court you should see. Look at the displays about some of the justices who have had such an impact on the history of this country.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Someone in our party was able to arrange a private tour so we got to see a ceremonial room and the inside of the courtroom. Anyone with the chance should go and see this building even without a private tour. It is wonderful and there is so much history.

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