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  • Address: Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW, Washington D.C. 20016, USA
  • Hours: Open Mon - Fri 10am - 5:30, Sat 10am - 4:30, services Sun only
  • Admission: Free

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Washington National Cathedral Tours

Open to all faiths and creeds, the Washington National Cathedral conducts services for many faiths and peoples. Martin Luther King Jr gave his last Sunday sermon here; now it's the standard place for state funerals and other high-profile events. It’s often considered the country’s most beautiful church.

The building is elegant, but also powerfully Neo-Gothic. With its pale limestone walls, flying buttresses, intricate carving and exquisite stained glass, it is intended to rival Europe's great cathedrals. Take the elevator to the tower overlook for expansive city views; posted maps explain what you see. Chapels in the main sanctuary honor the Apollo astronauts, Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, and abstract ideas like peace and justice.

The endearing Children's Chapel is filled with images of real and imaginary animals. Famous folks like Helen Keller and Woodrow Wilson are buried downstairs in the crypt. Outside, walk through the charming Bishop's Garden, a small English-style garden with winding paths that lend a mood of solitude.

Practical Info

The Washington National Cathedral is located northwest of downtown, and north of Georgetown. You can get here via metro or bus. The 11am Sunday service features lovely choral music and a 10-bell peal of the carillon afterward. Cathedral choristers sing Evensong at 6:30pm Tuesday to Thursday during the school year.

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Washington National Cathedral Admission Ticket, Washington DC, null
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Washington National Cathedral Admission Ticket

As the sixth-largest Cathedral in the World, Washington National Cathedral serves as a House of Prayer for all people and a Spiritual Home for the Nation. Walk ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 1 to 3 hrs

From USD $12.00
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See DC Small-Group Half Day Tour

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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
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Private DC Tour with Customized Itinerary

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Experience DC with locals on one of our 3 hour private tours. We will personalize your itinerary to visit the sites on your must-see list. Monday - Saturday we ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
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Washington DC Night Tour with Hotel Pickup

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See Washington D.C.'s most memorable sites with knowledgeable and passionate local guides, by night! This 4-hour tour uncovers the beauty of Washington D.C. ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
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Washington DC Legend Daytime Comprehensive Tour

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See Washington D.C.'s most memorable sites with knowledgeable and passionate local guides! This full-day tour covers a comprehensive look at the intricate ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
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Guided Tour of Washington DC

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Explore Washington DC’s top landmarks and monuments on a 3- or 6-hour tour by deluxe coach with full narration from an expert guide throughout the tour. Stop ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $64.00
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

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Day or night, customize your itinerary from a list of the most popular sites around the greater DC area while being chauffeured like a celebrity in a Mercedes ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Epic Washington DC Evening Tour: Small-Group Van Tour

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This evening small group bus tour is 30 minutes longer than most other companies ensuring all guests an epic evening in Washington DC. It offers the ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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This private city tour around Washington DC will take you to all major monuments and sights for 4 hours with private driver.The tour can be conducted in ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials, Washington DC, ... 
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

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Enjoy easy transportation across the city by double-decker bus on three sightseeing loops with this hop-on hop-off tour in Washington DC. With a 24-hour pass, ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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