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  • Address: 1 1st Street NE, Capitol Hill, Washington DC 20543, USA
  • Hours: Mon–Fri 9am–4:30pm
  • Admission: Free
The Supreme Court is America's highest legal institution and one of the most iconic landmarks in Washington DC. Since 1935, this stately example of Corinthian design has been attracting visitors from across the country and around the globe. Visitors will find two statues near the front steps—one representing the male Guardian of Law and another the female Contemplation of Justice—as well as a detailed bronze door that showcases images telling the story of the United States' legal system.

While it's possible to visit this judicial landmark on your own, many popular tours include an up-close look at the building's marble exterior. Families looking to explore the city and see the Supreme Court building can do so on a hop-on, hop-off trolley and avoid the hassle of coordinating travel, while it's also possible to take a bike tour and see the sights on two wheels.

Practical Info

The Supreme Court is located on the east side of Capitol Hill. Travelers can start lining up at 8am for entry into the building, so plan accordingly. Visitors can hear oral arguments when court is in session but should plan to arrive 90 minutes before scheduled arguments in the fall and three hours ahead in March and April.

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Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van, Washington DC, null
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Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this private, 4-hour, sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a comfortable van ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.00
Four Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Four Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.00
Customized Private Sightseeing Tour of DC, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill, Washington DC, Custom Private Tours
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Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
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Private Customized Washington DC City Tour by Van

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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Washington DC Private City Tour

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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials, Washington DC, ... 
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

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Enjoy easy transportation across the city by double-decker bus on three sightseeing loops with this hop-on hop-off tour in Washington DC. With a 24-hour pass, ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 24 or 48 hours from time of redemption

From USD $48.00
Dynamite Day Tour: Small Group DC Bus Tour, Washington DC, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Dynamite Day Tour: Small Group DC Bus Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Discover the major points of interest in Washington, DC on this guided, 7-hour, sightseeing tour. This small-group bus tour visits many of the famous monuments ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

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Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 48 hours from time of voucher exchange

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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC, Washington DC, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

See the monuments, memorials, and popular points of interest in Washington, DC on this guided, half-day, small-group tour. Enjoy a fun day of informative ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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