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Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
+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 20016-5000
Upper Northwest
+1 202-537-6207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I attended 9am Sunday Eucharist here during our recent visit to DC. The Cathedral is stunning and it was very neat to attend a service here.

Thank Addie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very easy trip from Crystal City and on site pay parking made the time well spent. Such an impressive Cathedral that rivals those in Europe. It's modern in the sense that it was completed in the 20th Century yet visually could be hundreds of years...More

Thank Islander1971mv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The actual church is quite beautiful and rivals the best of Europes church's in my opinion. With that said I'll be honest. I have a problem when a church commercializes itself like this episcopal church. A massive gift shop in the basement is one thing....More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My neighbor suggested we attend the Sunday afternoon (4 pm) performance of Handel's Messiah to jump start our holidays. Ticket purchase was quick and easy (online) and we snagged 4 seats together in the south side aisle. Ticket pick up at Will Call was also...More

Thank dcr1837
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderfully impressive cathedral inside and out. Every turn had something beautiful - stained glass windows, architecture, etc. Look for the space-inspired window in the main cathedral. Make sure to head up to the 6th floor for great city views, and also to the lower...More

Thank joanColumbus_OH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an extra time to spend in Washington, DC, you can visit this nice big Cathedral. The visit may take less than an hour. You can take a photo with the pope! yes his full size photo is there. The disadvantage that it...More

Thank Sherif K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By no means am I a religious soul, but took part in a trip to the cathedral with a large group of friends. The building is impressive in and out. Particularly of note is the damage as a result of earth tremors some years ago....More

Thank 7NightsAwake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! It is out of the way, but it is worth the time!

1  Thank Brandi T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gordeous cathedral with many different rooms related to different relgions. There are some exibits often too. Friendly place. Very interesting for kids as well.

Thank NataliaUSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expecially enjoyed visiting the National Cathedral because it was less crowded than many of the other D.C. attractions. The architecture is amazing and you get wonderful views of the city from the upper walkways.

Thank JeffandPriscilla
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Martin S
1 September 2017|
Response from Exploratorius | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there's a bad seat in the house, at least when the organ is being played. The pipes are at the front, but the horns are in the rear – and it's the most amazing organ I've ever heard in person. However, if... More
Martin S
1 September 2017|
Response from Jules060617 | Reviewed this property |
I did not attend a service in the main part of the cathedral so do not know anything about the acoustics and the visual aspects so regret unable to help you on this.
Wallie S
31 August 2017|
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Response from CRB50 | Reviewed this property |
There is a tower climb on Thurs evenings in the summer. They also have them several times a year, flower mart and sometimes in Sept for the anniversary celebration. You can go on line or call and ask about the next tower... More