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This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put to all sorts of national purposes, such as President Wilsons funeral and a prayer vigil for American hostages during the Iranian crisis.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The behind the scenes tour took us up above the ceiling and under the roof. We went outside to see gargoyles and the steeples. We also went along the sides and back of the inside of the church offering a great view of the floors...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank barbara539
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Waning daylight set stained glass aglow during the final open hour today. Bonus glimpses of scattered color to the east across the Indiana limestone flying buttresses added magnificence to the majesty!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank UnkaDuke
Reviewed 5 days ago

This building surprised us with its stunningly beautiful stained glass windows depicting not only religious history but a space window with a rock from the moon!!?? A bonus was the free tour which was amazingly informative. I didn’t know that a church only becomes a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Charmaine B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a fascinating tour detailing the construction of the Washington National Cathedral with a focus on the gargoyles and grotesques. They each have a story to tell---like the Darth Vador Gargoyle.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank biztravlr2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting on a plateau high above the city of DC stands the stately 14 th c. English Gothic -style National Cathedral. This cathedral is a "must see" in Washington, DC. As the national gathering place for people of all faiths, the presidents have attended services...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank 749melaniel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended a noon Eucharist service (honoring military chaplains) which was moving. Then went on a Behind the Scenes tour - the Cathedral is immense, beautiful, majestic. Make sure you walk through the Bishop’s Garden -peaceful, beautiful!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jackfpa76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one definite sight we wanted to see during our time in Washington, DC! We decided to attend the Sunday morning service and are SO grateful we did! The service began with the choir singing in the back of the Cathedral; it was angelical....More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Samson17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful inside & out. The bishops gardens are serene & magnificent. The Cathedral matches anything we have seen in Europe. The garden cafe is delicious food & can. E taken to the garden to enjoy. A must see.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nanax4_48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touring the cathedral was ok. The stained glass windows were very pretty and I recommend that you go to the 7th floor for a view over the city.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank ingrids993
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a beautiful church and wonderful to explore. We sat in the sanctuary for a long time. Very peaceful

Date of experience: September 2019
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Brooke S
May 31, 2019|
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Response from jmiranda2017 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know! We have not used any promo codes.
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Anne L
February 19, 2019|
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Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
There is parking in the neighborhood for 2 hours during the day. And there is a huge new underground parking garage as well - entrance on Wisconsin Avenue.
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Dawgsrule87
December 9, 2018|
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Response from Tracy H | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I cannot help as we drove to the cathedral and we were there on holiday from Scotland . The cathedral is beautiful and there are lifts to get you to the top. It is worth the trip.
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