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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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We had planned to stop here after seeing the other Hill sites. But we started here first and arrived here at 12:30. It turned out to be the perfect visit for all 3 of them. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had planned to stop here after seeing the other Hill sites. But we started here first and arrived here at 12:30. It turned out to be the perfect visit for all 3 of them. We spent about 30 minutes with the video, spent a brief time looking at the exhibits and a 30 minute lecture that was MOST informative,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting the supreme court as a child I remember it being a very impressive tour. This trip really added an additional dimension to the experience by visiting with a few attorneys that are certified to argue in the Supreme Court of the United States. They were able to offer additional insight that the tour guides just cannot communicate the same... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't miss the free lectures which are held hourly in the Supreme Court Chamber when the court is not in session.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Supreme Court is a great spot to visit. There always seems to be some sort of protest going on! Regardless of the protests and the architecture, it's the history-changing rulings that come from this place that is awe-inspiring. Like the rulings or not, it's certainly worthy of respect. While here, tie it into a visit to the Library of... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To sit in these chambers made me think of the decisions made that changed so many lives for Americans. The Right to Choose, Marriage Equality for all and basic civil rights.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another good place to see and get a tour. You will get a 30 minute live presentation in the court chamber itself with questions and answers.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely building from the outside so only a quick stop required - it's right behind the capital building anyway so hardly secluded Of course the court is of massive importance if you are interested in law or the constitution The street is also less crowded so it is nice for a walk around and a break from... More 

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Curtice, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has an aura that cannot be overlooked. HOW much history has bee created in this very building. Lovely doors! :)

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building itself is stunning and worth the trip... white marble, high ceilings, Greek architecture. Then there's the history... I couldn't believe how cool it was to walk the halls and learn about the Supreme Court and to see first hand where so many important cases have been decided, and are still being decided. The best part is that it's... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour just told us when we passed by this place. Another landmark of DC. Well! this should be interest of the future lawyers.

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