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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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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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 noticed by staff. No cameras during services or concerts out of common courtesy. If you want more go to national cathedral in washington, dc, photo policy, might have more info. As long as your flash isn't popping bright every time you take a picture you should be good.