Supreme Court
Supreme Court
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
A Corinthian-style building where the final guardians of the Constitution deliberate.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
How to get there
  • Capitol South • 7 min walk
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  • Lynn S
    League City, Texas619 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building, you can go inside but no tours
    Last time we didn't even get to go inside here as it was closed and barricaded. I was glad to be able to go inside this beautiful building. Unfortunately there were no public tours so it was tour on your own. I wish we would have been able to see the courtroom but all you could see was the outer areas and a picture of the courtroom.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 27, 2023
  • teknoge3k
    Rocky Mount, Virginia1,557 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Powerful place to visit
    This is a fantastic building to see. You can visit the court when it's open. I am not sure if you can go in when a case is being heard, but it's a very powerful place to see. You can peek inside of the courtroom, and they also give court lectures to people. When court isn't in session, you can still see lots of busts and paintings of former justices. The building is massive and I recommend people checking it out!
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 19, 2023
  • Brian
    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Start Your Day Here
    Our family of 5 (children aged 11, 7, 4) truly enjoyed walking around the Supreme Court. We arrived at 8:45am and were the first ones in when the doors opened. This is one of the few places open before 10am. We spent about 45 minutes walking around. We were able to peak into the court room and grab a picture.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 28, 2023
  • flo220
    New York City, New York331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting building -- try to go to the lecture in the main chaber if court is not in session
    Across the street from congress is the US supreme court building. There is a lot of history within the building including pictures of all the justices and other historical facts. We were there when court was not in session and was able to go into the main chamber for a description of the court. (While it was geared to the school group that was there we enjoyed and learned from it too.) There is a cafeteria in the building.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 27, 2023
  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, United Kingdom1,347 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a quick stop on your sight seeing in Washington
    We decided to take a look inside opting to do a self guided tour. As Court was not in session we could have attended one of the organised lectures but opted out of this. We gained a bit more insight into the role of the Supreme Court in the USA but for us it was all about the beautiful marble. architecture and history.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 7, 2023
  • Kathy C
    Columbus, Ohio30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plan early if you want to get in to the hearings. Check the Supreme Court Website
    Gorgeous building. Tours were closed the day I was there. However, if you check the Supreme Court calender for days the court is in session they do allow the public to listen in on hearings. However, this group is limited to 50 people and to get in you have to line up very early on the day of the session. The arguments start at 10:00 a.m., they let the public in at 9:30. We arrived at 8:00a.m. thinking we were "early" - there were over 100 people in line. I am assuming the 50"winners" were there by 6:30-7:00 and waiting three hours. We were told that at 11:00 a.m. (the second session of the court) they might let more people in. They did - about 10, but we were still 25+ people away from getting in. We met nice people in line...that was a plus!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 15, 2023
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Jack V
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Watched the Supreme Court in session and I was awestruck! Would recommend if you have enough time (court will go for a few hours). Must arrive well before the stated start time as well
Written January 15, 2024
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Worse experience corrupt cops say I can go up even though there is still 10 minutes before closing need change their guidelines
Written November 2, 2023
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cjanebaillie
Belfast, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited the Supreme Court on a week day and attended a lecture. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. We were able to do a self guided tour around various exhibits.
Written October 26, 2023
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Kathy C
Columbus, OH30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Gorgeous building. Tours were closed the day I was there. However, if you check the Supreme Court calender for days the court is in session they do allow the public to listen in on hearings. However, this group is limited to 50 people and to get in you have to line up very early on the day of the session. The arguments start at 10:00 a.m., they let the public in at 9:30. We arrived at 8:00a.m. thinking we were "early" - there were over 100 people in line. I am assuming the 50"winners" were there by 6:30-7:00 and waiting three hours. We were told that at 11:00 a.m. (the second session of the court) they might let more people in. They did - about 10, but we were still 25+ people away from getting in. We met nice people in line...that was a plus!
Written October 15, 2023
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Impressive enough building near the back of Capitol Hill. Obviously very important to the constitution of the states. There are some iconic statues/fountains at the front
Written September 10, 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,814 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Impressive building that commands respect and authority. Too bad the current court undermines that respect.
Written September 7, 2023
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK1,347 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We decided to take a look inside opting to do a self guided tour. As Court was not in session we could have attended one of the organised lectures but opted out of this.

We gained a bit more insight into the role of the Supreme Court in the USA but for us it was all about the beautiful marble. architecture and history.
Written September 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

flo220
New York City, NY331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Across the street from congress is the US supreme court building. There is a lot of history within the building including pictures of all the justices and other historical facts. We were there when court was not in session and was able to go into the main chamber for a description of the court. (While it was geared to the school group that was there we enjoyed and learned from it too.) There is a cafeteria in the building.
Written July 27, 2023
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David H
Bury, UK1,651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Most visitors to the Capitol Building will walk past this building, and it is worth pausing for a few minutes to admire the architecture, especially the front steps and columns. Also look back from the top of the steps for an elevated view of the Capitol.
Written July 27, 2023
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Shana M
Lubbock, TX8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We had a tour guide and having him show us all the wonderful things in the building was just amazing!
Written July 15, 2023
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