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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 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

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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.

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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
Martin S
1 September 2017|
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
Martin S
1 September 2017|
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.