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Visiting the Court


West Plaza with visitors lined up for oral argument

The Supreme Court Building is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed Saturdays, Sundays and on federal holidays. Visitors 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.

When the Court is not sitting, Courtroom Lectures are generally scheduled every-hour on the half-hour, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a final lecture beginning at 3:30 p.m. On days that the Court is sitting, lectures begin after the Court adjourns. A rolling 30-day calendar is available showing the daily schedule of the lectures.

Visitors may enter the building from the Plaza doors located on each side of the main steps.  A wheelchair accessible ramp is located along Maryland Avenue on the left side of the building. Visitors should be aware that the business of the Court may from time to time affect public access to the building or alter programming offered to visitors.

October 25, 2014 | Version 2014.1