U.S. Supreme Court - Washington DC

The Supreme Court does not provide guided walking tours, but visitors can tour the building on their own. Some popular highlights include the John Marshall Statue, portraits of Justices, and two self-supporting marble spiral staircases.

The Courtroom is located on the First Floor. Court sessions are open to the public. On days that the Court is not sitting, visitors can attend a 30 minute lecture to learn about the judicial functions of the Supreme Court, the history of the Building, and the architecture of the Courtroom. The lectures begin at 9:30 am with a final lecture at 3:30 pm. Check the lecture schedule by calling (202) 479-3211. The daily schedule is also posted at the Information Desk on the Ground Floor.

The Supreme Court also has exhibitions on the history of the building, the Justices and the work of the Court. All exhibitions and the theater are located on the Ground Floor. At the theater, you can watch The Supreme Court, a 24-minute film examining the history of the building. Showings are continuous from 9:15 am until 3:45 pm.

Address/Location: First Street NE between East Capitol Street and Maryland Avenue.
The Supreme Court is adjacent to the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress. Street parking is extremely limited near the Supreme Court. The closest public parking garage is located at Union Station.

Hours & Entrances: The Supreme Court is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. It is closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays. Visitors may enter the Supreme Court from the Plaza doors located on each side of the main steps. See the image below showing the Visitor Entrance.

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