Supreme Court of the United States

Local nameSupreme Court of the United States
LocationWashington D.C., United States

The neoclassical building, finished in 1935, houses the Supreme Court of the United States (the highest federal court). It was designed by Cass Gilbert, who also designed e.g. the Woolworth Building.

The marble used for the construction and decoration of the Supreme Court comes from various places across the USA (Vermont, Georgia and Alabama) but also Europe (Spain and Italy).

If you plan to visit the building be prepared for strict security checks and rules that you will need to follow (the whole building is a non-smoking area, no pictures or video can be taken inside it and quiet behaviour is expected since the building is an active office).

There are various exhibitions installed inside and there are the Courtroom Lectures organised but only when the Court is no longer in session for the day. You can check the calendar on the official website where the lectures are planned. There are no entry fees, and the building is closed during the federal holidays.

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Opening hours

There are periodically changing exhibitions inside.

Courtroom Lectures:
Mon - Fri: On days that the Court is not sitting, the lectures are generally scheduled from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Otherwise they are only available after the Court adjourns for the day.


Free admission.

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +1 202 479 3030

Address 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543, USA

Coordinates 38°53'26.201" N -77°0'15.88" E

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