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. Make Supreme Court a part of your Washington DC vacation plans using our Washington DC online trip builder .
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  • It would have been neat to see an oral argument in session, but it didn't work out for the dates we were there. Nonetheless, it was interesting to hear the lecture about the Court. As our group was ve...  more »
  • The building is very beautiful and translates all the grandeur of the judiciary. Access to the building is quiet and the murals in the building has the whole story of your construction and influences of Mythology.
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  • We visited the Supreme Court building during the week after Christmas so there were no oral arguments. But it was still impressive and interesting, inside and out. The columns are awesome. A must see ...  more »

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