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Supreme Court, Washington DC

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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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  • We took a chance and stood in line to see the Supreme Court when it was in session. (check their calendar for this.) We actually got in and watched the justices hear a case. So inspiring. Then we visi...  more »
  • If you visit, be sure to listen to the lecture on the courtroom, very informative. The museum also offers background on the court, judges and impressive building.  more »
  • We waited in line for 2 hours so we could see the courtroom for 3 minutes, unfortunately, we didn't arrive early enough and weren't able to be admitted. We were, however, able to tour the building whi...  more »