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Supreme Court, Washington DC
(4.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A great place to visit. It is an Imposing building and we were able to go into the court room and sit and look around. Worth a visit. 
  • We made it in time for the lecture. The speaker told how the court worked, the set up of the court room and some of the architecture. We weren't sure what we were expecting, but it was not as interest...  more »
  • If you are visiting the Capitol Hill and taking the tour of the Capitol building, it is worth your time to swing around to see the Supreme Court building. The building is located across from the Capit...  more »