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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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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 41 Reviews

Explore the famous landmarks, monuments, and neighborhoods of Washington, DC on this guided, 4-hour sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a comfortable van and enjoy an ...  Read more

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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Customized Private Sightseeing Tour of DC

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

From USD $350.00
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
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart, Washington DC, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 112 Reviews

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Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Private Customized Washington DC City Tour by Van, Washington DC, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Customized Washington DC City Tour by Van

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Explore the most famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this private, customizable, full-day sightseeing tour. Climb aboard a comfortable van ...  Read more

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

From USD $84.00
Private Washington DC Day Trip from New York, New York City, Custom Private Tours
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Private Washington DC Day Trip from New York

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Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

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Dynamite Day Tour: Small Group DC Bus Tour, Washington DC, Private Day Trips
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Dynamite Day Tour: Small Group DC Bus Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 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 $75.00
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
Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass, Washington DC, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

3 star rating: Worth doing 47 Reviews

Explore the best of Washington DC at your own pace with this 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass and admission to up to five city attractions. Admire famous ...  Read more

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

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