John Adams Courthouse

Take your students to the historic John Adams Courthouse, the headquarters of the Massachusetts judicial branch. It houses the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the Social Law Library. The John Adams Courthouse provides free educational opportunities for educators and youth group leaders, including group tours, historical theater performances, and observations of the court sessions. Students will learn all about the judicial branch of government, the Massachusetts constitution, legal history, and the historic preservation of the courthouse. Meetings with judges, lawyers, and court officials can be arranged if trips are planned in advance. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1 Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108. Suffolk County. Tel: 617-557-1114. Email: Richard.DeSorgher@sjc.state.ma.us. Website: www.mass.gov. Hrs: Weekdays 9AM-5PM. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Levels: 4th-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.