US Supreme Court: visitorservices

Visitor Services

The building is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays. The following are available: • Information Desk: by John Marshall Statue, ground floor. • Exhibits, Portraits of Justices: ground floor. • Visitors’ Film—24 minutes—closed captioning available—ground floor. • Public lectures are available in the Courtroom every hour on the half-hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on days that the Court is not sitting. Courtroom seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis. • Cafeteria Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.—ground floor. It closes briefly to the public to accommodate Court employees at noon and 1 p.m. • Snack Bar Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.—ground floor. It closes briefly to the public to accommodate Court employees at 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. • Gift Shop Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.—ground floor. • Vending machines—ground floor. • Public Phones—ground floor—behind John Marshall statue. Text telephone (TTY/TDD) is also available. • Restrooms are located near the front of the building on the first and ground floors. • FM and Infra-red listening systems for the hearing impaired are available in the Courtroom when the Court is in sitting. If you wish to obtain an assistive device, please ask a police officer or Courtroom attendant as you are being seated.

Accessibility • • • •
Parking for persons with disabilities located on the Court’s side of Maryland Avenue near Maryland Avenue Entrance. Entrance Ramp—Maryland Avenue Entrance. Wheelchairs available upon request. Supreme Court Police Officers are on duty throughout the building to assist you during your visit.

Location • • •
The Supreme Court of the United States is located at One First Street, NE, across First Street from the U. S. Capitol and across East Capitol Street from the Library of Congress. The building can be reached by subway and bus lines. The most convenient subway stops are Capitol South on the Blue and Orange Lines, and Union Station on the Red Line. Street parking is extremely limited.

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