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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.

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

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.

June 17, 2017 | Version 2014.2