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Supreme Court

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First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
+1 202-479-3211
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A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oral arguments” (40 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
National Mall
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"actual courtroom"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Most tourists line up before 9 am on the main steps, to get into the courtroom on a first come, first seated basis. We, as guests of a sitting Justice, went in through a side door, stowed our things in a locker, and were escorted...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really surprised by the lack of people and lines given how crowded the District was. The building was as gorgeous as you'd expect and it was so cool to sit in the courtroom and listen to the guide explain each component of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, Washington DC’s buildings are all huge and the Court is not an exception... If you are around Capitol Area make sure you walk 2 minutes and give the Supreme Court a quick visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great visit to make. No need to book and no long queues when we visited. Located minutes from the Capitol building up on Capitol Hill. You can visit the court room itself by queuing at selected times and visit the lobby and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is so much larger than I expected. We didn't get to go inside but we had time to hear the history and many interesting facts about our tour. Next Time I want to go inside.

Thank Joyce P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many free things to do in Washington D.C. and a trip to the Supreme Court must not be overlooked! There are exhibits that are so inspiring and the chamber itself is almost overwhelming when you consider its history and significance.

Thank Donnita F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the buildings in DC are absolutely enormous. The Supreme Court is no exception. It is fascinating to walk around the building that has given us such life changing court cases that will affect our country for generations. If you are lucky enough to...More

Thank Garet P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the last place to visit on our trip and so glad we fit it back into our itinerary. The building is gorgeous and the 30 minute lecture was very informative and professional. Truly a must visit!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an appointment, through our Congresswoman, to hear a lecture at the Supreme Court. The lecture was super interesting and explained the entire Supreme Court system and procedures. It was truly fascinating. There was oral arguments the day before but unfortunately, we did not...More

Thank Yenesis A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this is not the original Supreme Court building (it was originally housed at the US Capitol building across the street), it is a great building and the presentation in the court chambers are really quite unique. It is the highest court in the land,...More

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ASixFamily
October 26, 2017|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, you never know how early to arrive. For the 3 minute line you can probably arrive between 7-8AM. If you want to hear an entire argument you must arrive by 6AM. Regarding your camera, etc. there are lockers for... More
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Ann D
September 22, 2016|
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Response from VanessaRoad | Reviewed this property |
We didn't do the tour but had the docent half hour 'lecture' about the supreme court. It was deadly boring but I think it depends on who is leading it We had amazing guided tours at the library of congress nation archives... More
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Kristin N
August 28, 2016|
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Response from KRAMA200 | Reviewed this property |
A Beautiful Building. NIce to look, appreciate and learn. Earmark One to Two Hours. Café will be open. No Advance Tickets required
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