Supreme Court Tours

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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Address: 1 1st Street NE, Capitol Hill, Washington DC 20543, USA
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Hours: Mon–Fri 9am–4:30pm
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Admission: Free
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Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van

Experience the beauty of America's iconic capital city during this moonlit tour of Washington, D.C. by van. Make your way in a private vehicle through historic landmarks and top attractions. Visit Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and more. It's the perfect way to cap off a day of sightseeing with a relaxing tour at dusk.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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USD300.00
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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Four-Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van

Make the most of your time in Washington, D.C., on a 4-hour, private tour of the city’s highlights with a professional guide. Kick off the day at Capitol Hill, and see the important landmarks in the legislative and judicial branches of the American government. Cruise the National Mall while hearing insider stories and facts, and pause to take in some of D.C.’s most iconic monuments and museums. Finish the day with presidential views at the north gate of the White House, adjacent to the famous West Wing.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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USD340.00
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

Go sightseeing in Washington DC in the comfort of a private luxury vehicle accompanied by your own personal driver. Customize your half-day tour to your interests to take in highlights such as the US Capitol Building, Washington National Monument, Georgetown, a selection of war memorials, or one of the excellent Smithsonian museums. Your driver provides commentary about the sights, but waits with the car while you visit each destination on your own. You can stop for photo ops, or spend more time at favorite destinations—the choice is yours.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD400.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private DC Tour with Customized Itinerary

Experience the history and grandeur of the nation’s capital on a private 3-hour tour. Work with your personal guide and driver to curate the ideal tour incorporating your must-see spots or rely on their local expertise to create a fascinating tour. Go inside the House and Senate Galleries and see where the nation’s laws are debated. See the White House, Supreme Court and much more. This tour is ideal for visitors looking for a personalized experience
  • Duration: 3 hours
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USD400.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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See DC Small-Group Half Day Tour

Experience the history and culture of the nation’s capital on this comprehensive, 4-hour, small-group tour. Travel in a comfortable vehicle complete with phone chargers, umbrellas, and a flat screen TV, and see Washington DC’s monuments, museums, and memorials with a guide. See the US Capitol building, the White House, the Mall and more. Avoid the hassles of driving, or navigating public transportation and leave the logistics to your guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley, plus Arlington National Cemetery

Take a hop-on hop-off Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital at your own pace. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery. This is the only tour to take you into the Arlington National Cemetery. Just hop off at any stop when you want to explore, and then hop back on the trolley to continue around the city. When booking, select between a 1- and 2-day pass.
  • Duration: 2 to 16 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 16 hrs
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated, 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this guided, 2-hour, small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a special eCruiser vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Get a glimpse of the White House and travel around and through Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museum complex, plus a plethora of famous memorials and monuments — like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument — and many other hotspots. This is a great way to see many of DC’s most famous landmarks.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Dynamite Day Tour: Small-Group DC Bus Tour

Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington DC on this guided, 7-hour, small-group sightseeing tour. Climb aboard a Dodge Sprinter van and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the US nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous monuments and memorials, featuring the White House, the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and many other landmark locations. A variety of lunch options (own expense) will be made available.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option

Explore the famous sites of Washington DC on this private, 4-hour tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then climb aboard a luxury vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining account of the US nation’s capital with a private guide. Travel around and through the plethora of famous war memorials and monuments. See the White House, the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and many other landmark locations. From DC’s residential neighborhoods to Arlington, Virginia and back, experience this comprehensive tour of the city. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD360.50
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

Get a panoramic look at Washington DC on this sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to the United States capital and its historical and cultural landmarks. Listen to live narration as you see dozens of attractions, such as Lincoln Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, the outside of the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, the Watergate building, Arlington National Cemetery and the Smithsonian buildings.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Customized Washington DC City Tour by Van

Experience the very best of Washington, DC, on a fully-customizable, 7-hour private tour with a personal van and driver. Create the perfect route for your interests, choosing from over fifty points of interest. See the city’s political, historical and scenic highlights, or focus on a single theme, with plenty of time to explore the sites that appeal to you most. Take in Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court, gardens, Presidential memorials, War Memorials and landmarks, or head outside the city to see Arlington National Cemetery and Mount Vernon Estate.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

Explore the most popular sites in Washington, DC on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — like the White House, Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, Arlington National Cemetery and more. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, for access to three separate routes and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live and recorded narration.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Capitol Hill Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

Go to the heart of America's Legislative and Judicial branches of government on a small-group tour of Capitol Hill that explores the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. This tour goes inside each destination for a guided tour, and highlights include reserved-entry at the U.S. Capitol, a look at Thomas Jefferson's own book collection, and entry to the Supreme Court, with a guide to help bring Capitol Hill's fascinating politics and history to life.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private DC Sightseeing Tour for 6-14 Travelers

Explore Washington D.C.’s most important destinations with a fully-customizable, 4 or 5-hour private sightseeing tour for your group of 6 to 14 people. Work with an experienced guide to tailor the itinerary to your interests, and visit the city’s landmarks, memorials and museums. Enjoy convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off within the D.C. beltway and beyond in a comfortable minibus. Finish your tour with return transfer to your hotel, or make the most of your time in the capital by heading directly to one of the D.C. airports.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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USD375.00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Washington DC Express Sightseeing Tour

See the highlights of the capital on a Washington DC express tour that whisks you around the city by van or minibus. A knowledgable guide provides informative commentary about DC’s major landmarks such as the White House and the US Capitol Building. During your 2-hour tour, starting from Capitol Hill, you’ll get a comprehensive overview in a short time. Select the night tour and see the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial illuminated after dark.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill

Take a spooky stroll through Washington DC on this guided, 90-minute walking ghost tour. Visit one of the most haunted buildings in the world — the United States Capitol Building, including the Supreme Court Building and the Library of Congress. Hear the stories of feuding ghosts of past lawmakers, haunted souls surrounding the Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, the phantoms of past presidents and the curse that surrounds everything on Capitol Hill. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

This hop-on hop-off Washington DC bus tour includes three different loops with live commentary plus a night bus tour and admission to up to five total attractions. Use your 48-hour pass to explore memorials and monuments such as the US Capitol, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. Choose entry to attractions including the International Spy Museum and Madame Tussauds, or select a full-day bike rental.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Hop-On Hop-Off Washington DC Bus Tour

Explore the most popular sites in Washington, DC on this scenic hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit the monuments, memorials and landmark attractions in the nation’s capital — like the White House, Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the United States Capitol and many more. Get to know the city in custom fashion with live and recorded onboard narration. Choose to upgrade to add entry to one attraction.
  • Duration: 1 day
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USD39.00
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley and Monuments by Moonlight Tour

Explore the best of Washington, DC on this narrated, hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Visit more than 100 points of interest among DC’s top attractions — like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, to name just a few. Select the 1-day pass, then board at any of the 14 stops and get to know the nation’s capital in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor. A guided, 2.5-hour, moonlight trolley tour to the same landmark locations, illuminated for the evening, is also included.
  • Duration: 3 to 8 hrs
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  • Duration: 3 to 8 hrs
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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

Washington, D.C. is full of historical sites and while it’s easy to explore on foot or by bus, this two-wheel tour option gives travelers access to some of the city’s most popular landmarks. Check out the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court and the Capitol on this three-hour Capital Sites Bike Tour. Your friendly guide will share plenty of history, facts and city knowledge on this easy bike ride through the nation’s capital.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Politics and Pints: Small Group Capitol Hill Tour with Local Guide

Get an insider take on DC politics, history, and landmarks on a 2-hour walking tour of Capitol Hill that concludes in a beloved local bar. You’ll see the US Capitol Building, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress, while chatting about current American politics and policy along the way. This 2-hour Capitol Hill walking tour is limited to 12 people for a personalized experience, and offers an up-to-date immersion in America’s historic capital city.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Icons of Capitol Hill Photo Safari

Want to know how to take better pictures while traveling? Want to learn how to take travel and architectural photos? The answers to both can be found while exploring the sites and sounds of Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill on this guided, 3.5-hour, small-group photo tour. Visit the famous sites of Capitol Hill while a professional photographer provides instruction and tips for taking better pictures.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Washington DC Haunted Capitol Walking Tour

There's a long and haunted history behind one of America's most notable buildings, as the US Capitol is one of Washington DC's most haunted spots. Hear the tales of political tragedy and local superstition, and gain spooky insight into some of the Capitol's little-known, little-told secrets. Led by a professional tour guide and actor, this tour will help you see the Capitol in an unknown—and undead—light.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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