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Supreme Court

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Address: First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003
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+1 202-479-3211
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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 got a chance to do the 1/2 hour tour where they take you into the Supreme Court and there is a tour guide that gives you information about the Supreme Court and other things... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got a chance to do the 1/2 hour tour where they take you into the Supreme Court and there is a tour guide that gives you information about the Supreme Court and other things that matter in relation to it. Enjoyed it so much and I learned a great deal about the judicial system in the US. Tour guide... More 

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Dewey, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not go in but this is a very beautiful building. I liked it more at night while taking pictures of it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Random tip: if you're going to spend a day visiting the government structures, the cafeteria here is great. Had a great day visiting the Supreme Court---the talk inside the courtroom is a must--and we almost saw one of the justices. Learned a lot about US history/govt in a very digestible way.

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Diamond Bar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many folks take the time to visit the Supreme Court and if you can, do so. There is a guided tour and you will learn so much about this essential part of our checks and balances on the governmental system.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a lawyer, I wanted to see the Supreme Court on our trip to D.C. for the march. Unfortunately the Court was not in session while we were there but you can tour the building and even go into the courtroom for an interesting half hour talk. What surprised me was how much my daughter and husband loved seeing the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a gorgeous building and national icon. The interior was covered in marble which was reminiscent of our time in Italy. There's a good amount of Supreme Court history and artifacts throughout the building. The staff was friendly and the conditions were immaculate. A definite plus to fit in if you have a spare 30-60 minutes. You're even allowed... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the 30 minute talk in the courtroom. Very informative and worth the time. Walking up or down the front steps is quite an experience. Go there.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This space is architecturally grand. Marble floors, columns, inspiring statues, and historical documents. There is something amazing in every corridor and every room. The history of the United States is there. Knowing that so many important, sometimes life-changing decisions were made there is awe inspiring. I travelled with my 17yr old twins and they enjoyed this location and learning about... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Supreme Court primarily to attend one of the 30-minute lectures. There were few visitors on this cold day. The lecture was very informative and interesting and the guide made the "lecture" exciting and -- dare I say -- entertaining! In our small group, there were people of all ages including visitors from other countries. The architecture is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a few minutes to step into a building where decisions are made that affects us all. Not a whole lot to see but we were able to peek into the actual courtroom. Funny......but it seemed like it was overwhelmingly full of hot air! 😳

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