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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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  • US Supreme Court building is very impressive on the outside with its large Roman columns. Drove by on bus tour of Washington DC. 
  • Taking a picture on those iconic steps is a "most do" thing in DC. Rainy or sunny I recommend it. It is right in front of the Capitol Visitor Center, so you can do both attractions and plus the Congre...  more »
  • I took my grandkids, ages 8 and 11. They enjoyed the building, although I do think it is better for older kids. They liked seeing the spiral staircase as well as the courtroom. It is nice that they ha...  more »