Education & Outreach
Visiting the Court
The Supreme Court welcomes many visitors every year. Visitors can observe oral arguments, participate in a free tour or educational program, or conduct a self-guided tour. The courthouse is open Monday - Friday, excluding Court Holidays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Observing Oral Arguments
Oral Arguments are held August through June and are typically scheduled during the first full week of each month. No appointment is necessary to observe an argument. Seating is first-come, first-served, but the courtroom only fills to capacity during very high-profile cases.
Large groups such as classes of students are asked to notify the Marshal's Office in advance if they plan to attend arguments. The Marshal's Office phone is at 850.488.8845. The courtroom accommodates up to 165 visitors. Once that capacity has been reached, visitors will be directed to overflow rooms elsewhere in the building to watch oral arguments on closed-circuit television.
Tours & Educational Programs
The Supreme Court Education Program offers a variety of programs and tours for teachers, home-school students, civic groups, and more. Groups larger than ten must be scheduled with the Public Information Office by submitting a Tour Request online or calling 850.921.9446.
NOTE: Tours are not conducted during oral argument week or during Wednesday mornings if the Court is holding its regular conferences. See the Court Holiday and Oral Argument Schedule.
Self-guided tours for small groups of 10 or less are available and require no reservation. Groups that will have more than 10 people should schedule a tour online or through the Public Information Office at 850.921.9446. Information about the building and the Supreme Court is available in the Rotunda.