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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 4 days ago via mobile

It's hard to believe that it took 80 years to complete! They have used donations only so that is why it has taken so long. The construction is grand and plotted to a 1/32" of an inch. Pillars are huge and tall . We walked...More

Thank Ray F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We entered about 10:00am, paying an admission fee of $8.00 each (for seniors). The next guided tour wasn't to begin until somewhat later, but we caught up with one that had started. There were only a half-dozen people in each group and we were welcomed...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The cathedral is a little off the beaten path, but I heartily recommend visiting. They have an audio guided tour for $5 above the entry fee, but take it for sure!! I was amazed at the history and the beautiful stained glass in this building....More

Thank MsCJSeattle
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful Episcopal Church. Get there early enough before you close so that you can to to the top of the towers and see out over the National Mall and DC. The grounds are beautiful. Take a stroll through the Bishop's Garden.

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful church, and a wonderful place to visit in the midst of all of the Memorials, with a lot of impressive history also. I have attended a couple of Sunday services here also, and found it to be very moving and the...More

1  Thank Kendra H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit nervous about getting there by myself since I was taking the Metro and had to walk from the Cleveland Park Metro to the Cathedral which is about a 1 mile walk. Much to my surprise and delight the neighborhoods that I...More

Thank EITEventPlanner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Cathedral is a gorgeous building. The boys choir was practicing when we were there and the acoustics were amazing! Don't miss the chapels in the basement.

Thank ilovegaylord
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am glad we went to see the cathedral. The service itself was very different than I expected. It was most rewarding from a historical and architectural perspective.

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had NO idea it even existed... So we checked it out and were blown away, what a beautiful special place...

Thank AEZ22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and definitely worth a visit if you appreciate architecture and history. It's taken over 100 years to complete and has been the site for some of our country's most memorable events. The architectural detail and...More

Thank S K
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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