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Supreme Court
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Four Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van
Ranked #39 of 418 things to do in Washington DC
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“So Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

You can see the actually court room & learn all about the Supreme Court. There is a little museum on the history of the Supreme Court that was very interesting.

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Cobleskill, New York
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“With liberty and justice for all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

The architecture of the outside of the building is deliberately designed to invoke awe, but it's nothing to the inside. I was a little disappointed that we couldn't go up the steps but rather had to enter around the side for security, although I'm told that some groups get to exit down the steps.

There is a nice display at the entrance that our group didn't have time to enjoy because we were late for our scheduled tour, but the opportunity to sit in THE courtroom more than made up for it. No photos in the courtroom, but you may take pictures in the hallway. We were also shown a conference room and the law library, and had a briefing in the Lawyer's Lounge with a Supreme Court Fellow, who covered the basics of the judicial system as well as answering all of our questions.

No sightings of justices, alas, but a nice visit to the gift shop, where I was able to purchase all sorts of memorabilia ranging from tacky gavels to really classy gifts. There is also a cafeteria, which we didn't visit. Liberty may not be free, but this tour of one of the great protectors of our liberty is.

Visited November 2013
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

The building is a fortress of justice and law. We got to watch oral arguments. It was great. It's mind boggling how close you are to the justices. Very strict rules on how to behave in the court and rightfully so. Must see

Visited November 2013
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Gainesville, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Supreme Court”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

You have to go there at least once in your life. It's beautiful, educational and enlightening. I suggest when the cherry trees are in bloom.

Visited November 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Short but fun”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Full of history and you can even see the justices hear a case! Currently being redone so the front is all covered .

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