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“Beautiful Site”

Washington National Cathedral
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Washington National Cathedral Admission Ticket
Ranked #18 of 437 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Worth a stop for photos, the most beautioful cathedral in DC en-route to the museum mall area, loved it!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Cathedral on a Sunday afternoon in March. It is truly a beautiful sanctuary. We were very blessed to attend the Evensong Chorale. It was wonderful. We sat in the section closest to the altar with the choir. They sang the sacred Scriptures. Their voices reverberated through the hall. We were also delighted to witness the clothing and receiving a Novice into the fellowship of the order of Nuns, which for us was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Highly recommend attending the Evensong service. There's ample parking in an underground garage. It was free when we visited.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Y9796LRbethr
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

The National Cathedral offers a wide variety of tour options. One to consider is offered by the All Hallows Guild to raise money for the gardens. It's a tour and then high tea - and high in both the type of food and where the tea is held: 7th floor of the Cathedral which is one of the highest points in Washington. Check out their website because many of the teas are already filled.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

If you like impressive cathedrals than this is your place. I'd recommend doing the tour which I think is free. There is also an observation level on the top floor which is work a look. The place is really a national treasure.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Incredible archeitecture, the place was closed when I got there. Many plaques outside discussing the history. Many pieces of the facade were on the ground as they were working on repairs from a much earlier tremor. Some had fallen to the ground, some onto the roof. The place is huge, Looking through the window at the front door huge also. A beautiful garden next door and walkways and statue in the park

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rockiroads
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