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.

Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
+1 202-537-6207
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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%
Travellers talk about
“stained glass” (220 reviews)
“darth vader” (62 reviews)
“helen keller” (60 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
Upper Northwest
CONTACT
Website
+1 202-537-6207
Ways to Experience Washington National Cathedral
from US$13.50
More Info
from US$50.00
More Info
from US$59.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (2,752)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"stained glass"
in 220 reviews
"darth vader"
in 62 reviews
"helen keller"
in 60 reviews
"earthquake damage"
in 64 reviews
"gothic architecture"
in 54 reviews
"moon rock"
in 94 reviews
"space window"
in 47 reviews
"woodrow wilson"
in 46 reviews
"sunday service"
in 27 reviews
"flying buttresses"
in 25 reviews
"gargoyle tour"
in 24 reviews
"highest point"
in 27 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 55 reviews
"observation deck"
in 26 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 63 reviews
"gift shop"
in 92 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 32 reviews
Filter

2,381 - 2,390 of 2,420 reviews

Reviewed 7 June 2011

A close friend referred this cathedral to me. To be honest, I was debating on even making the effort to see it. We were amazed at the detail and architecture. We took a tour and the history is incredible. Do not overlook this when you...More

2  Thank 10Jogger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 June 2011

We visited this great Cathedral on a wet morning in May. We thought it would be a great way to spend an hour or two out of the rain. We loved our visit, the Cathedral is truly beautiful and the stain glass windows are magnificent....More

2  Thank Aussiegal15
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 April 2011

One of the reasons we signed up for the trolley tour just because it took to this absolutely amazing cathedral! The architecture inside and out is breathtaking! We were able to get the last tour of the day (closed early to prepare for a concert)...More

3  Thank sds239
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2011

Make time in your sightseeing to spend an hour or two at the Washington National Cathedral! I visitied Italy last summer where I toured several world famous cathedrals so I was not so sure I would be impressed by this DC cathedral ----- I was...More

1  Thank 67cougarcar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 March 2011

This was my second visit to the cathedral but I was still just as enthralled. We did not take a formal tour, but the guides there are so excited and well educated about the building that they can't help but share great info with guests....More

1  Thank Merry61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 November 2010

Wonderful! It'll take at least 3-4 hours if you look closely and appreciate the beauty. Some pics can be seen here http://www.flickr.com/photos/alpha_1976/sets/72157625151391191/

2  Thank alpha1976
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 October 2010

This Episcopal cathedral is such a serene space, and I love that it is dedicated to serving as "a spiritual resource for our nation." A stroll in the cathedral garden is a perfect use of a spring day, and the view from the top of...More

1  Thank KGustafson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 October 2010

The National Cathedral in Washington, DC is often overlooked by those going to DC to visit the Smithsonians and Memorials. Having lived in the area, it was always one of my favorite places. I recently took my 26yo son there and he, too,was very impressed....More

1  Thank IAJSA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 September 2010

The Washington National Cathedral is a must see on your trip to D.C. I mean it. It was an awesome sight from far away but up close? It almost takes your breath away. The stained glass is a sight not to be missed. Keep in...More

3  Thank adult-travelller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 September 2010

About a 45 minute walk down Embassy Row or a 15 minute bus ride from DuPont Circle. At first we were put off by the distance, but we were so glad we went, and even more glad we took the tour. Lots of beautiful craftmanship...More

1  Thank Mitch-n-Greg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 142 hotels in Washington DC
Kimpton Glover Park Hotel
370 reviews
.86 km away
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2,749 reviews
1.72 km away
Georgetown Hill Inn
31 reviews
1.78 km away
Omni Shoreham Hotel
7,555 reviews
1.86 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Old Europe Restaurant
272 reviews
1.01 km away
Two Amys
480 reviews
.30 km away
La Piquette
139 reviews
.28 km away
Barcelona Wine Bar Cathedral Heights
83 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
American University Museum
12 reviews
1.48 km away
Saint Sophia Cathedral
8 reviews
.47 km away
Naval Observatory
8 reviews
.85 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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
0
Votes
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
Wallie S
31 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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
1
Vote
;