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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.
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
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Largest Meeting Room Details
Capacity, Banquet-style: 1000
Capacity, Theatre-style: 2000
Meeting Space Details
Inside Reception Capacity: 1500
Facility Amenities
Guided tours available, Motor Coach/Bus Parking, Private Tour, ATM, Non-Profit Organization
Group Maximum
Group Minimum
$12/adult, $8/senior/youth/student/military/group
Rate Type
under $12
Attraction Rates
Under $12
Length of Tour
Less than 1 hour
Distance to Metro
1.25 Miles
Membership Discounts, Military Discounts
Metro Station
Metro Line
Nearby Landmarks
National Zoo
Payment Options
Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Visa

Meeting Space

Room Name Dimensions Total Sq. Ft. Ceiling Height Theater Capacity Banquet Capacity Classroom Capacity Addl Info
Nave --x-- -- -- 2000 1000 --
Bethlehem Chapel --x-- -- -- 200 120 --
Pilgrim Observation Gallery --x-- -- -- -- 120 --
Charles A. Perry Auditorium --x-- -- -- 180 -- --
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Upper Northwest

(202) 537-6200 / (202) 364-6611 fax or tours () cathedral ! org

Washington National Cathedral Space

Total Square Footage: 0

Washington National Cathedral General Info

Number of Rooms: 4

Washington National Cathedral Proximity

Min to Airport: 0
Distance to Conv Center: 0
Distance to Metro: 1.25