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20th Century Gothic Architecture Tour (Limited Tickets Available)

× Monday, July 15 2019 at 6:00 PM
What are the basic elements shared by any Gothic building? Why is Gothic so well suited to religious structures? Through the Cathedral’s soaring walls and exquisite carvings, visitors explore the Gothic style and its unique characteristics, purposes, and building methods.

Angels and Monsters Tower Climb (Sold Out)

× Monday, July 15 2019 at 6:00 PM
Angels and Monsters
Climb the Cathedral’s two western towers and discover a close-up look at many gargoyles and grotesques while visiting the open-air walkway wrapping around these two towers (about 125 feet above the ground). The climb ends on the very top of the northwest tower, which provides the best views of the Cathedral itself, and 360-degree views of the surrounding area (over 200 feet above the ground).The tour lasts 75 – 90 minutes and costs $50/person.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out)

× Tuesday, July 16 2019 at 10:30 AM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, July 16 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Tuesday, July 16 2019 at 1:30 PM
Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

Behind the Scenes Tour (Limited Tickets Available)

× Wednesday, July 17 2019 at 10:30 AM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, July 17 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Wednesday, July 17 2019 at 1:30 PM
Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

Sightseeing Admission

× Wednesday, July 17 2019
• Your admission includes a complimentary Highlights Tour (when available). Learn about the Cathedral’s history, architecture and mission with an experienced Cathedral docent.
• Want to explore the Cathedral at your own pace? Complimentary self-guided brochures are available at the Welcome Desk
Be sure to check our ticket information page HERE for opening and closing times on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Thursday, July 18 2019 at 10:30 AM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Thursday, July 18 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Combination Tower Climb (Sold Out)

× Thursday, July 18 2019 at 5:00 PM
Our Combination Tower Climb combines the Bell Tower and Angels and Monsters Tower Climbs into one unforgettable tour. This climb lasts about two and a half hours and costs $75 per person.

Sightseeing Admission

× Thursday, July 18 2019
• Your admission includes a complimentary Highlights Tour (when available). Learn about the Cathedral’s history, architecture and mission with an experienced Cathedral docent.
• Want to explore the Cathedral at your own pace? Complimentary self-guided brochures are available at the Welcome Desk
Be sure to check our ticket information page HERE for opening and closing times on the day you plan to visit.

Gargoyle Tour

× Thursday, July 18 2019 at 6:00 PM
Available May through September, this tour explores the whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques that decorate Washington National Cathedral, and includes a slide show in the 7th floor auditorium followed by an outdoor tour. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.This tour takes place rain or shine.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Friday, July 19 2019 at 10:30 AM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Limited Tickets Available)

× Friday, July 19 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out)

× Saturday, July 20 2019 at 1:00 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Monday, July 22 2019 at 10:30 AM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Monday, July 22 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Sightseeing Admission

× Monday, July 22 2019
• Your admission includes a complimentary Highlights Tour (when available). Learn about the Cathedral’s history, architecture and mission with an experienced Cathedral docent.
• Want to explore the Cathedral at your own pace? Complimentary self-guided brochures are available at the Welcome Desk
Be sure to check our ticket information page HERE for opening and closing times on the day you plan to visit.

Humor & Whimsy at WNC (Sold Out)

× Monday, July 22 2019 at 6:00 PM
Come and explore humor and whimsy at the Washington National Cathedral. Amid the majesty and grandeur of gothic architecture are examples of amusing architectural details, puns, lighthearted carvings, and stained glass cartoons.

Organ Tour (Sold Out)

× Monday, July 22 2019 at 6 PM
Organ Tour
Tour and treats! Step into the music with our brand-new behind-the-scenes Cathedral organ experience. Join our Cathedral Organist as he demonstrates the splendor of the Cathedral’s Great Organ, and takes you up stone staircases to see the organ pipes up close. With a max of 10 people, there’s no better way to get an insider experience and understand how the king of instruments got its name.

The Organ Tour lasts approximately 75-90 minutes and costs $65 per person. This Twilight Tour also comes with a $5 gift card and goody bag from Silver New American Brasserie!!! Please review the following information before purchasing tickets:

Prepare for rigorous activity.
Those with a fear of heights or enclosed spaces should not participate; stairs include enclosed stone staircases, open railings, and narrow ledges.
Minimum height requirement: 48 inches (4 feet)
Not appropriate for young children; Infants cannot be carried on the tour.
Those with severe allergies or asthma should be aware that passages will be dusty.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, July 23 2019 at 10:30 AM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out)

× Tuesday, July 23 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Sightseeing Admission

× Tuesday, July 23 2019
• Your admission includes a complimentary Highlights Tour (when available). Learn about the Cathedral’s history, architecture and mission with an experienced Cathedral docent.
• Want to explore the Cathedral at your own pace? Complimentary self-guided brochures are available at the Welcome Desk
Be sure to check our ticket information page HERE for opening and closing times on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Wednesday, July 24 2019 at 10:30 AM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, July 24 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Wednesday, July 24 2019 at 1:30 PM
Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

Sightseeing Admission

× Wednesday, July 24 2019
• Your admission includes a complimentary Highlights Tour (when available). Learn about the Cathedral’s history, architecture and mission with an experienced Cathedral docent.
• Want to explore the Cathedral at your own pace? Complimentary self-guided brochures are available at the Welcome Desk
Be sure to check our ticket information page HERE for opening and closing times on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Thursday, July 25 2019 at 10:30 AM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Thursday, July 25 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Combination Tower Climb (Sold Out)

× Thursday, July 25 2019 at 5:00 PM
Our Combination Tower Climb combines the Bell Tower and Angels and Monsters Tower Climbs into one unforgettable tour. This climb lasts about two and a half hours and costs $75 per person.

Sightseeing Admission

× Thursday, July 25 2019
• Your admission includes a complimentary Highlights Tour (when available). Learn about the Cathedral’s history, architecture and mission with an experienced Cathedral docent.
• Want to explore the Cathedral at your own pace? Complimentary self-guided brochures are available at the Welcome Desk
Be sure to check our ticket information page HERE for opening and closing times on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Limited Tickets Available)

× Thursday, July 25 2019 at 6:00 PM
Presented as part of our Twilight Tours summer series, join us after-hours for our most popular in-depth tour! Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.Please note that this tour involves stairs, heights, and enclosed spaces. This tour is not suitable for children under 11.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Friday, July 26 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out)

× Saturday, July 27 2019 at 1:00 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Gargoyle Tour

× Saturday, July 27 2019 at 2:00 PM
Available May through September, this tour explores the whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques that decorate Washington National Cathedral, and includes a slide show in the 7th floor auditorium followed by an outdoor tour. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.This tour takes place rain or shine.

Sightseeing Admission

× Saturday, July 27 2019
• Your admission includes a complimentary Highlights Tour (when available). Learn about the Cathedral’s history, architecture and mission with an experienced Cathedral docent.
• Want to explore the Cathedral at your own pace? Complimentary self-guided brochures are available at the Welcome Desk
Be sure to check our ticket information page HERE for opening and closing times on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Monday, July 29 2019 at 10:30 AM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Monday, July 29 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Sightseeing Admission

× Monday, July 29 2019
• Your admission includes a complimentary Highlights Tour (when available). Learn about the Cathedral’s history, architecture and mission with an experienced Cathedral docent.
• Want to explore the Cathedral at your own pace? Complimentary self-guided brochures are available at the Welcome Desk
Be sure to check our ticket information page HERE for opening and closing times on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Limited Tickets Available)

× Monday, July 29 2019 at 6:00 PM
Presented as part of our Twilight Tours summer series, join us after-hours for our most popular in-depth tour! Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.Please note that this tour involves stairs, heights, and enclosed spaces. This tour is not suitable for children under 11.

Symbolism & Artistry in Wnc

× Monday, July 29 at 6:00 PM
Discover the symbolism of the Cathedral’s stone, stained glass and fabric art which, like that crafted by medieval cathedral artisans, illustrates the, “…Divine purpose which animates human endeavor…” Learn to read the art’s unfolding stories by decoding the symbols’ meanings on this in-depth tour.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out)

× Tuesday, July 30 2019 at 10:30 AM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, July 30 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Tuesday, July 30 2019 at 1:30 PM
Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

Sightseeing Admission

× Tuesday, July 30 2019
• Your admission includes a complimentary Highlights Tour (when available). Learn about the Cathedral’s history, architecture and mission with an experienced Cathedral docent.
• Want to explore the Cathedral at your own pace? Complimentary self-guided brochures are available at the Welcome Desk
Be sure to check our ticket information page HERE for opening and closing times on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Wednesday, July 31 2019 at 10:30 AM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, July 31 2019 at 1:30 PM
Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Wednesday, July 31 2019 at 1:30 PM
Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

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