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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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  • Visit it, look at it, but nothing much to do here. Do not specifically plan a visit to this, but put this on your walking path to something else.  more »
  • The Supreme Court is right across the street from the US Capitol visitor entrance.  It's worthwhile to at least walk thru the exhibits inside if you don't have time to take the tour.  The building is ...  more »
  • Easy to take a peak inside. If you are interested in the history of the justices, there are busts & portraits of many former justices that line the hallways. There's also an inexpensive cafeteria on s...  more »