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Guided Spotlights Tour Monday May 27 2024 at 10:30 AM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Behind the Scenes (Sold Out) Monday May 27 2024 at 11:00 AM

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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.

Guided Spotlights Tour Monday May 27 2024 at 12:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Monday May 27 2024 at 1:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Jewels in the Towers: The Water Windows Tour Monday May 27 2024 at 2:00 PM

× Walk through the levels of the Cathedral's north tower and enjoy some smaller “jewels” of the Cathedral. View the Cathedral's many water windows, installed in the St. Peter Tower in the late 1980s. This tour takes you up close to each of these windows as you descend through the tower with an expert guide. As you climb down, you'll see images of storm-tossed seas, an oyster bed, and distant gulls as you view these distinctive windows all designed with a water theme.

Tickets: $20

This tour is recommended for ages 10 and up. Note that this tour includes stair climbing (approximately four flights of stairs over the course of one hour).

Self-Guided Sightseeing Monday May 27 2024

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $15; Youth (age 5-12) $10; Students/Seniors 20% discount Monday-Wednesday 

Explore the most beloved Cathedral features at your own pace during our posted sightseeing hours. Your admission includes the self-guided Bloomberg Connects app and brochure, plus access to: exhibits, main and lower levels, and Tower Observation Gallery when available.

Your ticket is valid for the hours posted that day. Please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Monday May 27 2024 at 3:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Tuesday May 28 2024 at 11:15 AM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 11 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Tuesday May 28 2024 at 12:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 11 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Tuesday May 28 2024 at 1:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 11 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Behind the Scenes (Limited Tickets Available) Tuesday May 28 2024 at 2:00 PM

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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.

Self-Guided Sightseeing Tuesday May 28 2024

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 11 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $15; Youth (age 5-12) $10; Students/Seniors 20% discount Monday-Wednesday 

Explore the most beloved Cathedral features at your own pace during our posted sightseeing hours. Your admission includes the self-guided Bloomberg Connects app and brochure, plus access to: exhibits, main and lower levels, and Tower Observation Gallery when available.

Your ticket is valid for the hours posted that day. Please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Tuesday May 28 2024 at 3:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 11 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Behind the Scenes (Limited Tickets Available) Wednesday May 29 2024 at 3:00 PM

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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.

Self-Guided Sightseeing Wednesday May 29 2024

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 3 pm to 5 pm (sightseeing and touring are not available in the morning due to a memorial service). The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $15; Youth (age 5-12) $10; Students/Seniors 20% discount Monday-Wednesday 

Explore the most beloved Cathedral features at your own pace during our posted sightseeing hours. Your admission includes the self-guided Bloomberg Connects app and brochure, plus access to: exhibits, main and lower levels, and Tower Observation Gallery when available.

Your ticket is valid for the hours posted that day. Please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Wednesday May 29 2024 at 3:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 3 pm to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Thursday May 30 2024 at 10:30 AM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Tower Climb: Bell Tower (Sold Out) Thursday May 30 2024 at 11:00 AM

× Climb to the dizzying heights of Washington National Cathedral with various tower climb options!

The ultimate destination of this climb is the ringing chamber, 333 steps high in the Cathedral’s central tower. From here, visitors will find the best possible view of Washington, DC. The climb includes multiple views inside the Cathedral itself, up-close views of stained glass, and access to some of the Cathedral’s oldest stairs.

The Classic Tower Climb lasts 75-90 minutes and costs $50 per person. 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 both enclosed stone staircases and also open metal, spiral stairs.
Minimum height requirement: 48 inches (4 feet)
Not appropriate for young children; Infants cannot be carried on the tour.
Dress appropriately for the weather, as the weather conditions are more extreme than at ground level.

Guided Spotlights Tour Thursday May 30 2024 at 12:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Thursday May 30 2024 at 1:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Behind the Scenes (Sold Out) Thursday May 30 2024 at 2:00 PM

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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.

Self-Guided Sightseeing Thursday May 30 2024

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $15; Youth (age 5-12) $10

Explore the most beloved Cathedral features at your own pace during our posted sightseeing hours. Your admission includes the self-guided Bloomberg Connects app and brochure, plus access to: exhibits, main and lower levels, and Tower Observation Gallery when available.

Your ticket is valid for the hours posted that day. Please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Thursday May 30 2024 at 3:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Friday May 31 2024 at 10:30 AM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Behind the Scenes (Sold Out) Friday May 31 2024 at 11:00 AM

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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.

Guided Spotlights Tour Friday May 31 2024 at 12:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Friday May 31 2024 at 1:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Thematic Tour: Architecture Friday May 31 2024 at 2:00 PM

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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.

Self-Guided Sightseeing Friday May 31 2024

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $15; Youth (age 5-12) $10

Explore the most beloved Cathedral features at your own pace during our posted sightseeing hours. Your admission includes the self-guided Bloomberg Connects app and brochure, plus access to: exhibits, main and lower levels, and Tower Observation Gallery when available.

Your ticket is valid for the hours posted that day. Please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Friday May 31 2024 at 3:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Monday June 3 2024 at 10:30 AM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Tower Climb: Combination (Sold Out) Monday June 3 2024 at 11:00 AM

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The Combination Tower Climb combines the Classic Tower Climb and Angels & Monsters climbs and lasts about two and a half hours. Explore the two western towers and includes 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). Climb the ringing chamber, 333 steps high in the Cathedral’s central tower, to find the best view of Washington, DC. This climb includes multiple views inside the Cathedral itself, up-close views of stained glass, and access to some of the Cathedral’s oldest stairs.

Guided Spotlights Tour Monday June 3 2024 at 12:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Monday June 3 2024 at 1:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Behind the Scenes (Sold Out) Monday June 3 2024 at 2:00 PM

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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.

Guided Spotlights Tour Monday June 3 2024 at 3:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Tuesday June 4 2024 at 11:15 AM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 11 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Tuesday June 4 2024 at 12:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 11 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Tuesday June 4 2024 at 1:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 11 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Behind the Scenes (Sold Out) Tuesday June 4 2024 at 2:00 PM

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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.

Self-Guided Sightseeing Tuesday June 4 2024

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 11 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $15; Youth (age 5-12) $10; Students/Seniors 20% discount Monday-Wednesday 

Explore the most beloved Cathedral features at your own pace during our posted sightseeing hours. Your admission includes the self-guided Bloomberg Connects app and brochure, plus access to: exhibits, main and lower levels, and Tower Observation Gallery when available.

Your ticket is valid for the hours posted that day. Please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Tuesday June 4 2024 at 3:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 11 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Wednesday June 5 2024 at 10:30 AM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Behind the Scenes Wednesday June 5 2024 at 11:00 AM

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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.

Guided Spotlights Tour Wednesday June 5 2024 at 12:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Wednesday June 5 2024 at 1:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Thematic Tour: Light and Wonder Wednesday June 5 2024 at 2:00 PM

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Discover the artistry of the Cathedral’s stained glass windows on this close up tour. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to marvel at stained glass windows up close and experience magnificent views. Be prepared for significant stair climbing, close quarters, and heights. This tour is not ADA accessible. The tour travels to areas of the Cathedral not accessible via elevator and contains many steps. Must be 11 years old.

Self-Guided Sightseeing Wednesday June 5 2024

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $15; Youth (age 5-12) $10; Students/Seniors 20% discount Monday-Wednesday 

Explore the most beloved Cathedral features at your own pace during our posted sightseeing hours. Your admission includes the self-guided Bloomberg Connects app and brochure, plus access to: exhibits, main and lower levels, and Tower Observation Gallery when available.

Your ticket is valid for the hours posted that day. Please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

Guided Spotlights Tour Wednesday June 5 2024 at 3:30 PM

× Today’s sightseeing hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm.

Tickets: $20; Youth (age 5-12) $15

Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

Upon arrival, please present a printed ticket or your confirmation email. After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring seasonal exhibits, the Tower Observation Gallery, and more during that day’s posted sightseeing hours via the Bloomberg Connects app

The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral's front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.

An Afternoon with Camille Dungy Sunday June 9 2024 at 4:00 PM

× Camille Dungy has been described as a poet of graceful wondering, extraordinary insight, and musical language that heals. In her latest book of essays, Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden, she writes, “Without resilience, what is hope but a passing fancy?" Join us for an afternoon with Camille Dungy and discover how resilient hope can be practiced by learning about, paying attention to, and tending the landscapes in which we live.
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