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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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  • My friend and I took the tour in the Library of Congress and had to head over to the Senate. On our way we stopped in to have lunch in the Supreme Court building! It was cafeteria style, offered a sal...  more »
  • you can just walk in and have a free guided tour by volunteers-- see my review of Library of Congress. Make sure you ask how it is true that the US Supreme Court is NOT the highest court in the land (...  more »
  • A grand structure beside/behind the Capitol, the Supreme Court is well worth a visit. A compact but informative display on the ground floor rewards a read (our 10 year old was fascinated by the inform...  more »