Touring the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center

Touring the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center

The Supreme Court of Ohio is housed in a building rich with history, art and unique architectural features. Thousands of visitors tour the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center each year.

Volunteers lead scheduled 45-minute tours through the first two floors of the building, which feature art with American Indian, Art Deco and Classic motifs. The tour includes information about the building history, art, architecture, Ohio history and the workings of the court system. The tour also includes the award-winning Visitor Education Center, which showcases a permanent exhibit dedicated to the history of the court system in Ohio and the ever-present role of the law in the everyday lives of Ohioans.

When the Supreme Court is in session, visitors are encouraged to sit in the gallery to observe the proceedings. Brief explanations of cases being heard are available on the Court website. The schedule and the briefs are posted on the Thursday prior to Court sessions. Visitors may enter the gallery from the short hallway at the south end of the Courtroom.

The Moyer Judicial Center is a secure building. All visitors must present photo identification and successfully complete the physical screen process before being admitted to the building.

For more information about either the Judicial Education Center or Supreme Court tours, please call the Visitor Education Center at 614.387.9223 or e-mail