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
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.