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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
As featured in Free in Washington, DC
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
Upper Northwest
+1 202-537-6207
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Did you see the the Royal Wedding last summer and wished you could see a place like that? Well, it's right here in D.C.! Awesome.

1  Thank Manassas_VirginiaGlw
Reviewed 24 February 2012

We walked from the Nat'l Zoo up to the Cathedral, it was quite the walk but very impressive. Consider taking a cab.

Thank PhoebeTobi
Reviewed 22 February 2012

There was a rumor for years that one of the gargoyles on the cathedral is Darth Vader - and sure enough, Washingtonian Magazine confirmed it last year... there's also a chunk of moon rock embedded in one of the celestial stained-glass windows, which I absolutely...More

2  Thank Bec215
Reviewed 21 February 2012

I was in total awe of the cathedral. It took about 3 hours to tour. The sun shining in the stained glass was amazing!

Thank KansasOnTheLoose
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We were surprised how meaningful touring the Cathedral would be. Definitely, make a contribution to do a Highlight Tour. We got great information about the building of the cathedral and the recent earthquake damage. Beautiful stained glass windows and make sure you see the Apollo...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Beautiful place to visit and send some time in prayer. They have tours and while you are on the west side of DC check out Georgetown. Some cool places to eat and walk around.

Thank allenriverford28036
Reviewed 19 February 2012

This place is much more than a place of religion. There is a store in the basement, a great English garden, and the towers offer magnificent reviews!

Thank COTraveller33
Reviewed 19 February 2012

The cathedral is certainly out of the way, but well worth the extra effort to see it. There are 1/2 hour tours given most days starting around 10am. They request a $5 donation. Since the earthquake caused damage to the cathedral they put in netting...More

Thank ekejdono
Reviewed 17 February 2012

We attended the service on Sunday morning. Lots of litergy and formality but really enjoyed it. What an experience attending the service and worshipping in this cathedral! How inspiring.

Thank BruceKoe
Reviewed 16 February 2012

A National Treasure, used by government leaders of all faiths for the largest religious services. Serious earthquake damage from the summer of 2011 will take time and a lot of money to repair, and the Bishop's Garden is being restored from storm damage in 2011,...More

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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.