Court Tours

The Criminal Term of Manhattan Supreme Court welcomes students, senior citizens, and civic organizations to take part in a tour of the Court.

We look forward to the opportunity to provide an interesting and educational insight into the operation of the Court and the administration of justice.

A court tours program has been developed to familiarize students, citizens, and civic organizations with the dynamics of the courts of New York State. On behalf of the Unified Court System, we invite you and your group for a unique glimpse to observe democracy in action by participating in a free tour at the New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Term.

Our presentation which includes a tour of the courthouse, a question and answer session and a viewing of an actual court proceeding will provide your group with a better understanding of the court's daily operation.

Court tours are approximately three hours long, with one hour guided and two hours of free time (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.), and are given year round.

To make a reservation, please email Senior Court Clerk Nicole Beckford at