If you are visiting Washington, D.C., you simply have to experience some of the landmarks of America, including touring the U.S. Capitol, and the U.S. Supreme Court. So many decisions are made, and so much history is held, within these walls; visiting these two buildings is a truly powerful experience.
Here’s your guide to taking in the sights and the history of two iconic buildings on Washington’s Capitol Hill.
By having tour, you can explore the United States Capitol building, from the famed underground passages to historic artifacts to the voting chambers. It’s totally worth the extra effort – the building offers rare documents to view, a tour through the passageways that members take to and from sessions, and even a chance to view the chambers where votes and debates take place.
The U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in America and stands as the final arbiter of the law and guardian of constitutional liberties. Witness history being made by attending an oral argument in this impressive and historic building. On the first Monday in October, the Court generally hears two one-hour arguments a day, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., with occasional afternoon sessions scheduled as necessary. In addition, arguments are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in two-week intervals through late April. Visitors may attend these arguments, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis. Entrance locations are marked with signs, and a police officer is always on duty to answer questions.