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Supreme Court

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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Address: First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
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+1 202-479-3211
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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An Awesome, imposing Building

We were near the Capitol and walked across the street to the Supreme Court. The building is beautiful. Many busts and portraits of the Supreme Court Justices throughout. There's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hinckley, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were near the Capitol and walked across the street to the Supreme Court. The building is beautiful. Many busts and portraits of the Supreme Court Justices throughout. There's a lecture series when the court is not in session. We missed going into courtroom by a few minutes. There's a small cafe located in there as well.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

US Supreme Court building is very impressive on the outside with its large Roman columns. Drove by on bus tour of Washington DC.

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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Taking a picture on those iconic steps is a "most do" thing in DC. Rainy or sunny I recommend it. It is right in front of the Capitol Visitor Center, so you can do both attractions and plus the Congress Library in a bit of time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my grandkids, ages 8 and 11. They enjoyed the building, although I do think it is better for older kids. They liked seeing the spiral staircase as well as the courtroom. It is nice that they have a cafeteria as well as a gift shop.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A lovely building with an interesting history. Is the court more today than the founders expected, almost certainly. Some of the most important history of the USA has taken place in this courtroom.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't expect to be able to go in the room where the justices sit. It was totally worth the "courtroom lecture" (30mins, totally family friendly) to go in there. Torture not to take a picture! Will go back to hear oral arguments. Cafe downstairs was ok...nothing special.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately it is closed on the weekends and I didn't get to go inside but just being around the building and seeing the architecture was great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very excited tot visit the Supreme Court - it's a truly inspiring place. Gorgeous building, very informative exhibits and good tour guides.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With so many great things to do stop at the Supreme Court. Across the street from Capital. Make sure you take the tour of the Court that is offered. Sitting in the Court room where so much history has been made is humbling. Beautiful architecture. Believe it or not cafeteria is good too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The court was not in session when I visited, but they keep this a very serious place to visit. The halls are done with educational exhibits and there are a few rooms you can go in and watch recorded productions on the history of both the building and the court. Very well done, informative and interesting. The cafe for lunch... More 

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