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Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20016
+1 202-537-6207
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20016
Upper Northwest
+1 202-537-6207
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Reviewed yesterday

Was so inspiring to see the Cathedral with all it's splendor and beauty. The guard who was in the Cathedral gave us information and let us take time to see everything.

Thank SingerTrainer
Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful Cathedral. It looks and feel like a cathedral in Europe. It is only a little over a 100 years old but feels much older. The stain glass windows are stunning.

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited many cathedrals in Europe but they have nothing on the Washington National Cathredal, except being older. It is quite beautiful. After your visit have a great lunch at the Open City Cafe located on the Cathedral's property.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We first went to the cathedral for church. It's open to everyone and the service was so special!! We had booked a behind the scenes tour and again, amazing!!!! Get your tickets early as space is very limited and they don't do a lot. We...More

Thank nestingdoll
Reviewed 3 days ago

Washington National Cathedral is a great "off the beaten path" place to explore. The tours are definitely worthwhile and my personal favorite is the gargoyles (there is a darth vadar one btw). Check out the schedule online before venturing out as they routinely host events...More

Thank Allison F
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is no EU-style cathedral. A misnomer in my view. National C of E. The whole place remains unfinished by EU standards.

Thank PRiver_12
Reviewed 5 days ago

I traveled with a group of 4 women and this was the highlight of the trip for all of us. If you're going to go, I highly suggest paying the extra money and doing the behind the scenes tour. We were taken to all kinds...More

Thank Biology_Major
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful building to walk around and the grounds are vast. Was there for a service which was fantastic. Try to visit when you can hear the choir. Their voices float through the air.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited this Cathedral on June 15, 2017. It was so beautiful and majestic. Discount tickets for veterans. We did the self-guided tour and there was plenty to see. Tons of amazing photo opportunities.

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here several times and took my friend's daughter here after she graduated from middle school. She had never seen it. The tour was just enough time to keep her attention and give her an appreciation for the history and architecture. Then we...More

1  Thank Yvette D
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Are pets allowed in the gardens
3 June 2017|
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Response from T1063YYdavidk | Reviewed this property |
I've seen more than a few pocket-book sized dogs being carried by their owners. On the grounds, there is, of course, ample opportunity to walk your dog, leashed, of course. Not too sure if taking a large dog inside would be... More
Carol Q
is a fee to park the car?
8 April 2017|
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Response from Gwen L | Reviewed this property |
Sundays are free parking
Will be there on Sunday, July 2. What time are the morning church services? Where is the cathedral in relation to the Washington Mall?
16 March 2017|
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Response from ChinoWW | Reviewed this property |
Hi, on Sunday July 02 there are three morning masses: 8:00 (45 mns.), 9:00 (60 mns.) and 11:15 (75 mns.). The distance between the National Cathedral and the National Mall is 25 mns. by car and about 30 mns. by public... More