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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  • August 13, 2017
    The Supreme Court Building is beautiful in it's majestic architecture. Here our nine Supreme Court justices decide the interpretations of the laws of our country. Proper decorum is always expected in ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The truth, had a very good hurricane threat, seems reason enough to safeguard such iconic buildings in the United States. again will be. Some pictures came out very well
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  • August 10, 2017
    The intern was very knowledgeable about the judicial process, and her love for the law was infectious!  more »

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