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Supreme Court, Washington DC

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Government Building Tourist Spot
Take a self-guided tour of the Supreme Court to learn what the highest federal court in the United States is all about. Completed in 1935, the neoclassical temple-style building shines in marble from Vermont, Georgia, Alabama, and Spain. As you enter, you will encounter the statue of Justice--a mythological female figure recognized as a legal symbol in the United States. As you tour, take note of other Beaux Arts-style sculptures, fountains, flagpoles, and benches. Court sessions are normally open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Join an organized lecture to learn about the judicial functions, history, and architecture of the court. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Supreme Court by using our Washington DC vacation route planner.
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  • Each to their own but if you enjoy learning about history, culture, society and community and the way the law serves democracy, you will love visiting the Supreme Court. We stayed for hours, really en...  more »
  • Even though there are not as many artifacts to view here, this is a beautiful building. Also has a nice gift shop. Does not generally have the long lines as the other DC attractions.  more »
  • Everyone needs to learn about our Nation's highest court. The intent of the architect and the ultimate result are nothing short of awesome. The stories of certain cases and journeys of our justices mi...  more »