Supreme Court Building

Groups are encouraged to take advantage of a variety of educational programs available during their visit including Courtroom Lectures, a visitors' film, and exhibitions that are changed periodically. Visitors may enter the building from the Plaza doors located on each side of the main steps. The building, majestic in size and rich in ornamentation, serves as both home to the Court and the manifest symbol of its importance as a coequal, independent branch of government. Architectural information describing many of the building's sculptural elements may be obtained from the Visitor Desk on the ground floor. Trained Docents lead 30-minute programs, which are designed to introduce groups of all ages to the judicial functions of the Supreme Court, the history of the Building, and the architecture of the Courtroom. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543. Tel: 202-479-3000. Website: www.supremecourt.gov. Hrs: Mon. - Fri. 9AM - 5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30+ min. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.