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20th Century Gothic Architecture Tour (Limited Tickets Available)

× Thursday, June 27 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.

Service & Sacrifice Tour

× Monday July 1 2019 at 6:00 PM
Examine iconography in Cathedral sculpture, stained glass and needlework that pays tribute to significant events in our nation’s history and honors those who have served and sacrificed for their country. The tour also chronicles members of the military who were instrumental in the planning, creation and funding of the Cathedral.

Forged in Fire: Cathedral Ironwork (Limited Tickets Available)

× Monday, July 8 2019 at 6:00 PM
Explore the magic of wrought iron in the Cathedral—from fantastic creatures to stunning flowers, all unique and made by skilled hands.

Jewels of Light (Sold Out)

× Thursday July 11 2019 at 6:00 PM
In this introduction to the stained glass windows, learn about the tales they tell from Creation to stories from American history.

20th Century Gothic Architecture Tour

× 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.

Humor & Whimsy at WNC (Limited Tickets Available)

× 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.

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.

Jewels of Light (Sold Out)

× Thursday August 1 2019 at 6:00 PM
In this introduction to the stained glass windows, learn about the tales they tell from Creation to stories from American history.

Humor & Whimsy at WNC

× Monday, August 5 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.

Forged in Fire: Cathedral Ironwork

× Thursday, August 8 2019 at 6:00 PM
Explore the magic of wrought iron in the Cathedral—from fantastic creatures to stunning flowers, all unique and made by skilled hands.

Humor & Whimsy at WNC

× Monday, August 19 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.

20th Century Gothic Architecture Tour

× Monday, August 26 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.

Jewels in the Towers

× Monday, August 26 2019 at 6:00 PM
Walk the North and South West towers to enjoy the smaller “jewels” of the Cathedral. View the different designs of the windows in the towers, while decoding traditional and biblical imagery, abstract themes, and smaller windows with personal imagery. As you climb down, hear about the creative process which combines personal stories, the artistry of the designers, and the technical skill of the fabricators.