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Washington National Cathedral Admission Ticket
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Washington National Cathedral Admission Ticket
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
Upper Northwest
+1 202-537-6207
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While it is not at the level European cathedrals, it is still a very nice place to go and visit. From the beautiful tainted glass windows to the many items to see, and the tomb of former US President Woodrow Wilson. And it's FREE on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jmiranda2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow! this is a gem of a place to visit in DC. We went on the 10 am Jewel of Light tour with Margy. The stained glass is beautiful and learning some of the history and significance of the windows was captivating. I also enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kettlemom
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I attended Georgetown University in the 70's the stone masons were putting finishing touches on the gargoyles and other eternal wonders. I watched them as I trudged back to my dorms in Alban Towers across the street. I was told they were in no...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the tour if available, so much information, I did not realize Helen Keller and her teachers are interred here. Beautiful stained glass and architecture. Sustained damage during the earthquake in the area several years ago but raising funds to restore the damaged areas. Parking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PatC0211
Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique venue for many Americans who have not experienced the spiritual atmosphere and beauty of this magnificent cathedral.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NoelValentine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church with magnificent stained glass windows. If you can make it to a service the choir and organ are just wonderful. Some nice items in their gift shop, but light a candle and just absorb the atmosphere.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank haydnanneg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing if somewhat trite example of Gothic architecture. Fantastic gargoyles and stained glass windows. Including - one with a bit of moon rock in it. The grounds are great, and include a shop that has very nice garden selection. Many significant events have occurred here...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marcain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I’m being perfectly honest, I chose to come here because it was open during the government shutdown. Also, the weather was awful, 20 degrees with blowing rain - perfect for an indoor adventure. Now this Cathedral will be a part of every trip I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank tiffypics
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With so much written on this must see Washington landmark, I decided to share these special photos I took at a private event held here before Christmas. You can see with all the special lighting the arches, vaults, and other features of the interior which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BuenViaje2121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to take a trip to see the cathedral as it is gorgeous and the stained glass windows beautiful. Mush larger than I expected! A must visit although access was a challange for my 89 year old mother who uses a walker.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Anne L
20 February 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.
9 December 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.
6 June 2018|
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Response from Judy W | Reviewed this property |
Tripods & selfie sticks are up to cathedral staff, taking pics of the stained glass in the brochure it said to put your camera on 'cloudy' to avoid glare, etc. I took flash off my camera & took alot of pictures, so I wasn't... More