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Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
+1 202-537-6207
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (220 reviews)
“darth vader” (62 reviews)
“helen keller” (60 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
Upper Northwest
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+1 202-537-6207
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"stained glass"
in 220 reviews
"darth vader"
in 62 reviews
"helen keller"
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"earthquake damage"
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"gothic architecture"
in 54 reviews
"moon rock"
in 94 reviews
"space window"
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"woodrow wilson"
in 46 reviews
"sunday service"
in 27 reviews
"flying buttresses"
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"gargoyle tour"
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"highest point"
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"behind the scenes"
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"observation deck"
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"self guided tour"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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....More

1  Thank Beth R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Rockiroads
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We visiting the Washington National Cathedral on a recent trip to DC. It was an incredible experience. We chose to walk by ourselves but their are tours provided. This is one of the Nation's largest Cathedrals and the architecture is incredible. Great Stained glass throughout...More

Thank Stuart S
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

What an absolutely gorgeous Cathedral. Stunning stained glass and gothic architecture. Take the backstage tour or do the stair climb for the most viewing possible. You can wander for hours. Take some time to enjoy the views of the city from the 7th floor observatory.

1  Thank samsmomm
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The Cathedral is a very beautiful place comparable with some of the Europe ones. The windows ara a work of art, but locate the "Space window" and if you see careful at the center of the top circle you will see a little capsule containing...More

1  Thank ggarciao2001
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

What a surprise! The cathedral is huge and reminds one of the noteworthy European cathedrals, except that it has many more stained glass windows and they are exceptional as to colors.The marble floors have just finished being replaced after the earthquake of 6 years ago....More

1  Thank rsleland
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

You can park your car underneath the cathedral. Tariff is in line with expensive Washington parking fees. You have to pay to access to the cathedral and the tour is included. It is worth taking the lift tto see the view over Washington and the...More

Thank Yves-Louis P
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Martin S
1 September 2017|
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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
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Martin S
1 September 2017|
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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.
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Wallie S
31 August 2017|
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Response from CRB50 | Reviewed this property |
There is a tower climb on Thurs evenings in the summer. They also have them several times a year, flower mart and sometimes in Sept for the anniversary celebration. You can go on line or call and ask about the next tower... More
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