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Building Amenities

Note: The Court will hear all scheduled oral arguments for the Term in the Courtroom. Seating for the oral argument sessions will be provided to the public, members of the Supreme Court Bar, and press. The three-minute line is temporarily suspended. The Supreme Court Building will otherwise be closed to the public on oral argument days.

On days when the Court is not in session, the building will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., excluding weekends and federal holidays. Courtroom lectures remain temporarily suspended. Visitors may tour ground floor exhibits and portions of the first floor on a self-guided basis. The cafeteria and gift shop are open to the public.

Restrooms & Water Fountains

Public restrooms are located on the ground and first floors. Water fountains are located at the ground floor restrooms only.

Cafeteria & Vending Machines

A Cafeteria serving a variety of hot entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads, snacks, and beverages is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday – Friday on the ground floor. Vending machines are also available on the ground floor. If you are bringing a group to visit, please call the Cafeteria manager at 202-479-3246 for information about arranging lunch.

Gift Shop

A Gift Shop is located on the ground floor and is open from 9 a.m. until 4:25 p.m., Monday – Friday. The Gift Shop features extensive offerings of books and other instructive materials to enhance your understanding of the Court’s history. Other offerings include educational games, learning aids, and gift items associated with the law and the Supreme Court.


An ATM is available on the ground floor.


A public telephone (TTY/TDD) is available on the ground floor in the vending machine alcove adjacent to the Maryland Avenue door.


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