Supreme Court
Supreme Court
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 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 • 8 min walk
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  • Brian
    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania28 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 28 June 2023
  • flo220
    New York City, New York349 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 27 July 2023
  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, United Kingdom2,768 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 7 September 2023
  • Kathy C
    Columbus, Ohio33 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 15 October 2023
  • daearz77
    Charleston, South Carolina524 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underrated
    This is not a place people tell you to check out when giving you the top places to visit in DC. However, it should be. The outside of this building is absolutely stunning. Knowing the history of the Supreme Court and judicial history in general, the monuments and statues are extremely relevant. I honestly could’ve stood on the steps of the Supreme Court for hours. This was one of the most impactful places I visited during my time in DC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 May 2024
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Pwaynez
62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Underwhelming other than the historical significance of the building. You can see the court room through one area of viewing but curtains obstruct much of the viewing. Quick pop in and out, probably takes about 15-30 minutes.
Written 2 June 2024
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daearz77
Charleston, SC524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is not a place people tell you to check out when giving you the top places to visit in DC. However, it should be. The outside of this building is absolutely stunning. Knowing the history of the Supreme Court and judicial history in general, the monuments and statues are extremely relevant. I honestly could’ve stood on the steps of the Supreme Court for hours. This was one of the most impactful places I visited during my time in DC.
Written 31 May 2024
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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 15 January 2024
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Trail26205162617
2 contributions
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 2 November 2023
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cjanebaillie
Belfast, UK37 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 26 October 2023
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Kathy C
Columbus, OH33 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 15 October 2023
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,426 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 10 September 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,066 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 7 September 2023
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK2,768 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 7 September 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, NY349 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 27 July 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.

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