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Washington National Cathedral



Standing at one of the city's highest points, this soaring Gothic cathedral extends almost the length of two football fields and pierces the city's skyline.

Standing at one of the city's highest points, this soaring Gothic cathedral extends almost the length of two football fields and pierces the city's skyline. The church's grandeur is evidenced in its soaring vaulting, sparkling stained glass windows, and intricate carvings. The Space Window contains a piece of lunar rock presented by the Apollo XI astronauts. Fanciful gargoyles and dramatic sculpture adorn the exterior. Although an Episcopal church, the Cathedral welcomes persons of all faiths and is frequently the site of interfaith and ecumenical services. Services of celebration for the swearing in of a president, national celebrations, and mourning for the death of a leader are examples of the Cathedral's national purpose. The Cathedral offers programs on spirituality, occasional special exhibits, specialty tours, lectures, monthly labyrinth, organ demonstrations, and musical events. he Cathedral is also a unique event venue for receptions, dinners, meetings and conferences. The Bishop's Garden, on the Cathedral grounds, is a medieval-styled walled garden with ancient boxwoods, herbs, and a rose garden For more information: www.cathedral.org

  • Guided tours available
  • Motor Coach/Bus Parking
  • Private Tour
  • ATM
  • Non-Profit Organization
Distance to Metro

1.25 Miles

Group Maximum

60

Attraction Rates

Under $12

Discount

Membership Discounts, Military Discounts

Metro Station

Tenleytown-AU

Parking

Self

Length of Tour

Less than 1 hour

Metro Line

Red

Nearby Landmarks

National Zoo

Payment Options

Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Visa

CONTACT

3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

(202) 537-6200
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