We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Washington National Cathedral Admission Ticket
from US$12.00*
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Washington National Cathedral Admission Ticket
from US$12.00*
BOOK A TOUR
1,858
All photos (1,858)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stained glass”(231 reviews)
“darth vader”(66 reviews)
About
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
As featured in Free in Washington, DC
Contact
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
Upper Northwest
Website
+1 202-537-6207
Call
Ways to Experience Washington National Cathedral
from US$64.00
More Info
from US$13.50
More Info
from US$60.00
More Info
from US$59.00
More Info
Reviews (2,837)
There are newer reviews for Washington National Cathedral
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
2,497 results
Traveller rating
1,933
430
102
18
14
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1,933
430
102
18
14
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsstained glassdarth vaderearthquake damagehelen kellergothic architecturemoon rockspace windowwoodrow wilsonflying buttressessunday servicepipe organhighest pointbehind the scenesobservation deckself guided tourgift shopentrance fee
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
21 - 30 of 2,497 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The seals of the states in the floor is a great touch. The beauty of the observation level is amazing. The entire cathedral is so beautiful and the altar is so majestic. Walked 1 mile to see this and it was so worth it! Don't...More

Thank kgregorio68
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Had a chance to stop in the National Cathedral. I was beyond impressed. The last time I was in DC they were still building it and I finally had the chance to visit. I walked around in awe and was struck by all the detail...More

Thank bpacker55
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Reserve a $20+ tour in advance online. A friend and I took a 90+ minute Behind the Scenes Architectural Tour in a group of 10 with a knowledgeable guide. We walked up many flights of winding stairs to learn about and admire stained glass windows....More

Thank SCWaway
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This cathedral is constructed on the highest point in Washington, DC. From the tower, you can see all around. The architecture is amazing and compares to any famous cathedral in Europe. See all the chapels inside by visiting all levels of the structure.

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We actually saw this at night and it was awesome. I did not know the president took his little dog with him everywhere. Our night tour guide was able to give us a lot of information at this memorial.

Thank Peggy C
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been taking people here since I moved here. I love this spot. Especially when the Garden Mart happens in May! Don’t miss the bishops garden. It’s just a great spot It’s now pricey to get in. I know with the earthquake they need $....More

Thank khlaw
Reviewed 9 August 2018

... of all the sights in DC, including those we've all seen from The White House to Capitol Hill, this was the most inspiring of the lot. A superb structure steeped in history, with so much to see inside, including a labyrinth of rooms and...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The area and church is overwhelming beautiful . I was blown away with everything inside and outside. We met people from all the world. The guide was friendly and smart. I made sure , but it was on the tour, to see Pres. Wilson, Adml....More

1  Thank apatriot73
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Stunning piece of architecture. There are lifts to take you up to the top of the cathedral giving lovely views of the surrounding area. You can take advantage of a guided tour or just go around at your own pace. There is also a lovely...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Although the Cathedral is a major tourist attraction, we actually went to a Sunday morning service and it was wonderful to worship in such a beautiful, spiritual place.

Thank MJ2E
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 147 hotels in Washington DC
Kimpton Glover Park Hotel
420 reviews
.86 km away
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2,838 reviews
1.72 km away
Omni Shoreham Hotel
7,826 reviews
1.86 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Washington DC/Connecticut Avenue
2,078 reviews
1.89 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,559 restaurants in Washington DC
Old Europe Restaurant
283 reviews
1.01 km away
Two Amys
485 reviews
.30 km away
La Piquette
146 reviews
.28 km away
Barcelona Wine Bar Cathedral Heights
91 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,018 attractions in Washington DC
American University Museum
13 reviews
1.48 km away
Saint Sophia Cathedral
8 reviews
.47 km away
Naval Observatory
8 reviews
.85 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Sybasc
6 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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
1
Vote
Martin S
1 September 2017|
Answer
Response from Exploratorius | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there's a bad seat in the house, at least when the organ is being played. The pipes are at the front, but the horns are in the rear – and it's the most amazing organ I've ever heard in person. However, if... More
1
Vote
Martin S
1 September 2017|
Answer
Response from Jules060617 | Reviewed this property |
I did not attend a service in the main part of the cathedral so do not know anything about the acoustics and the visual aspects so regret unable to help you on this.
0
Votes