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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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love the National Cathedral! It's gorgeous! Years ago you didn't have to pay to go in, nor you do. We didn't do the tour but just went inside, viewed the Cathedral and gift shop. It's a beautiful site and Georgetown is so lovely to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is stunning. Take a tour and learn more about the place. The stained glass with the moon rock from Apollo 11 mission was a great story. You can visit the crypt and also go to the 7th floor to see the lookout. This...More

Thank Russell3939
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Explore the different altars. Examine the masonary work. Find the story of each staned glass window. Walk through a maze. Just sit and take it all in. You will feel peaceful when you leave.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

welcoming and beautiful, it was a great experience and would recommend to anyone. a must see if you are in DC

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank W4541CBcarolt
Reviewed 3 days ago

The sanctuary is amazingly large. It is as long as the Washington Monument is tall measuring from the rear to the crossing. The docent that lead the tour was wonderful. We saw several of the chapels. Their beauty is hard to image! You will be...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The behind the scenes tour took us up above the ceiling and under the roof. We went outside to see gargoyles and the steeples. We also went along the sides and back of the inside of the church offering a great view of the floors...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank barbara539
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waning daylight set stained glass aglow during the final open hour today. Bonus glimpses of scattered color to the east across the Indiana limestone flying buttresses added magnificence to the majesty!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank UnkaDuke
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building surprised us with its stunningly beautiful stained glass windows depicting not only religious history but a space window with a rock from the moon!!?? A bonus was the free tour which was amazingly informative. I didn’t know that a church only becomes a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Charmaine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fascinating tour detailing the construction of the Washington National Cathedral with a focus on the gargoyles and grotesques. They each have a story to tell---like the Darth Vador Gargoyle.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank biztravlr2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting on a plateau high above the city of DC stands the stately 14 th c. English Gothic -style National Cathedral. This cathedral is a "must see" in Washington, DC. As the national gathering place for people of all faiths, the presidents have attended services...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Brooke S
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Response from jmiranda2017 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know! We have not used any promo codes.
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Anne L
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Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
There is parking in the neighborhood for 2 hours during the day. And there is a huge new underground parking garage as well - entrance on Wisconsin Avenue.
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Response from Tracy H | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I cannot help as we drove to the cathedral and we were there on holiday from Scotland . The cathedral is beautiful and there are lifts to get you to the top. It is worth the trip.
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