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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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It was a wonderful place to visit and learn about the previous and current supreme court justices. Make sure you get a great photo of the circular staircase. It photographs very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a great spot to have a break from the heat. We were suppose to go on the "lecture" but decided to skip it. We peeked inside the chamber and that was enough for us. Make sure to stop in the restrooms.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful building is located next to the Library of Congress and opposite the Capitol Building. There is a lot of building work going on outside it at the moment so photo opportunities are limited but you should still go and see it if you are in that area of DC.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a wonderful place to visit and learn about the previous and current supreme court justices. Make sure you get a great photo of the circular staircase. It photographs very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Try to take a tour with a docent. Our guide was excellent. We learned about important cases, some information about the judges and toured the building. You stand in rooms where history is made.

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the tour to actually get to sit in the courtroom. Pretty impressive. The movie before hand was full of information. Be sure to check out the beautiful spiral staircase...amazing!

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washington, dc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't make this a big part of your plan. Go see the Congress instead. The front plaza is often on TV but it is just a plaza. Instead, go see the National Archives. Union Station is a short walk to your left as you face SCOTUS. Union Station - Big food court and some pretty good restaurants. Beautiful building. Take... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped by The Court and we entered and looked around. The Courtroom is sometimes not available or being used, but, those touring can still look inside through the door unless it is a very private event. The building is beautiful with the finest marble and decorative touches. This is where the law is decided. Go...!!

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Do not miss this tour. It's not any old courthouse, it's the Supreme Court. Would you go to Keystone, SD and not see Mt. Rushmore? Would you travel to San Francisco and not drive over the Golden Gate Bridge? Think of all the monumental decisions that effect you daily were decided in this building. How this court works is not... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The grandeur of the American Justice System is on full display at the court and you will be awed even if you visit it when it is not in session.. A Must Visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did a tour at the supreme court and it was well worth it. There were no cases going on, so we got to sit in the courtroom for a presentation on the courts history and functions. Very highly recommended.

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