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Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court of the United States

Courthouse and Historic Site · Northeast Washington
1 1st St NE (E Capitol St. NE), Washington, D.C. 20543, United States
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    • 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

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    "when Chief Justice Taft"(12 Tips)
    "non-profit organization founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor."(3 Tips)
    "three minutes of oral arguments."(2 Tips)
    Kelly M.
    "Sit in on the 30 minute courtroom lecture - totally worth it!"(2 Tips)
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    Although they don’t offer guided tours, there's a 24-minute film, curated exhibition hall, public court sessions (on first-come, first-served basis) & 30-minute Courtroom Lectures by trained docents. Read more · June 27, 2013

    After the federal government was established in Washington, the court was housed in a basement room in the US Capitol until 1929, when Chief Justice Taft argued successfully for their own building.

    HISTORY · April 1, 2010
  • Kris K.

    If you see a bunch of 8 year olds with red duct tape over there mouths being made to stand at attention, do not try to help them, they are in no danger, this is their parents birth control alternative

    Kris Kane · February 2, 2012
  • Andrew O.

    Hello to all who visit this spot - the Supreme Court of the United States - from the Worldwide Charities of penny4NASA & @ a pennyforwater. Be Good to Each Other and Live Life Well.

    Andrew O Connor · June 27, 2013
  • Hot S.

    Loved seeing it in Winter all covered in snow👀. And the squirrels lets not forget the little critters that are always hanging about. Gave me quite a fright when I first saw them🙊

    Hot Sand · April 11, 2014
  • Presidential Libraries

    There have been four female Supreme Court Justices, but Sandra Day O'Connor was the first- and she was nominated by President Reagan on July 7, 1981. She was sworn in on September 25 of the same year.

    Presidential Libraries · January 11, 2011
  • Shannon H.

    Be sure to check out the gift shop in the basement! Also the food here is pretty good so if your looking for somewhere to eat on the mall look no further!

    Shannon Heath · September 27, 2011
  • Jacob L.

    Conservatives think it's too liberal and liberals think it's too conservative. The Court has to be at least somewhat mindful of public opinion in order to maintain its own legitimacy.

    Jacob Lupfer · April 16, 2013
  • iCivics

    iCivics is a non-profit organization founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. offers free games, lessons, and other tools to increase civic knowledge, literacy, and critical thinking. Read more

    iCivics · December 8, 2010
  • B B.

    The marble used for the columns inside the courtroom were shipped from Italy and Spain. The marble used elsewhere in the court was shipped from Alabama.

    B Brown · April 15, 2013
  • Megan M.

    You can walk down the steps, but not up them. Make sure to exit from the upper level of the building in the front. Read more

    Megan McCourt · September 30, 2011
  • Ben J. D.

    Chief Justice John G. Roberts & Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, and Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    Ben J. DITZEL · March 28, 2013
  • Amnesty International B.

    Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

  • U.S. Capitol

    Finished and occupied in 1935, the Supreme Court's great marble temple is a fitting home for the nation's third branch of government. Read more

    U.S. Capitol · December 29, 2011
  • M Squared Real Estate

    Visitors can watch the court in session M-W, from October-April, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

    M Squared Real Estate · August 20, 2011
  • Connie H.

    Do one of the docent tours. They are super informative and very interesting.

    Connie Haro · October 6, 2015
  • Guadalupe R.

    Climb all the way to the top and look at the doors! They are amazing to look at!

    Guadalupe Rodriguez · March 16, 2015
  • Jim M.

    I used to could ask to cut in the front of the line to "just brush my hair". That won't work today.

    Jim Moore · March 26, 2013
  • Dora

    When court's in session, you can stand in a line to hear three minutes of oral arguments. Powered by

    Dora · July 21, 2010
  • C-SPAN

    Supreme Court Health Care Oral Argument Same-Day Audio, March 26-27 - Will air at approximately 1pm ET on C-SPAN3. Read more

    C-SPAN · March 26, 2012
  • Easy Figure I.

    Organize a trip with a professional staff; it worthy every bit of knowledge. Thank you for hosting us today!

    Easy Figure International · September 25, 2013
  • Bavo C.

    Go there if you go to Capitol hill! There is a great free lecture on how the court works.

    Bavo Cumps · September 30, 2015
  • US National Archives

    Click the link below to listen to a digital audio recording of President Clinton on the death of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Read more

    US National Archives · January 28, 2011
  • C-SPAN

    Watch C-SPAN’s documentary on the Supreme Court, which includes interviews with every living Justice. Read more

    C-SPAN · June 21, 2010
  • The Junior League

    First female, and now former, Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, is a member of The Junior League.

    The Junior League · June 13, 2011
  • Jacob F.

    Walk out the front door a champion of law and be blinded by the Sun of Justice.

    Jacob Ford · August 8, 2014
  • David T.

    Scalia, Breyer, and Kennedy are hilarious. Someone wake up Thomas.

    David Tropiano · April 21, 2014
  • C-SPAN

    Check out this video of Justice Kegan in a C-SPAN interview discussing her use of a Kindle to read briefs. Read more

    C-SPAN · December 14, 2010
  • Kelly M.

    Sit in on the 30 minute courtroom lecture - totally worth it!

    Kelly Mariska-Brown · October 11, 2015
  • Vivek S.

    Pretty cool - ESP for political geeks like me

    Vivek Surti · April 14, 2011
  • Kathy W.

    Supreme Court Police, a.k.a., Quiet Police. SHHHHHH!!!!!

    Kathy W. · May 23, 2013
  • kirstie r.

    Let your voice be heard on the steps outside.

    kirstie r · April 8, 2013
  • Mark M.

    There's a reason they call it "supreme"

    Mark Miller · April 11, 2015
  • Kathy W.

    Police take way too long to get people inside!

    Kathy W. · May 7, 2012
  • Miguel V.

    Good video at theater and oral presentation at courtroom.

    Miguel Vazquez · September 20, 2014
  • Shay

    Beautiful building.

    Shay · April 12, 2015
  • Anju G.

    Architecturally magnificent!!

    Anju George · April 13, 2015
  • C-SPAN

    How does a new justice affect the Court? Justices tell C-SPAN (YouTube video) Read more

    C-SPAN · June 21, 2010
  • Lydia S.

    Cool building to visit

    Lydia Soto Rodriguez · July 16, 2015
  • Christopher D.

    the place where things get done Read more

    Christopher Dorsey · February 18, 2010
  • Devin E.

    Equal. Justice. Under. Law.

    Devin Embil · August 2, 2011
  • George P.

    Long live Originalists!

    George Puskar · August 3, 2011
  • Rich

    There goes our economy

    Rich · July 5, 2012
  • Christopher G.

    Equality NOW.

    Christopher Greer · March 27, 2013
  • Zé Renato C.

    Vale muito fazer a visita guiada.

    Zé Renato Cella · August 23, 2015
  • Milena L.

    Pra quem tem muito interesse no judiciário.

    Milena Loureiro · August 10, 2014
  • Javila

    El lugar mas legal de DC.

    Javila · April 6, 2015

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