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Angels and Monsters Tower Climb

× Saturday, September 29 2018 at 1:30 PM
Celebrate the Cathedral's 111th birthday with this this tower climb that focuses on the Cathedral’s 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). 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.

Building WNC with Andy Bittner

× Saturday, September 29 2018 at 2:00 PM
Join the author of the Images of America book, Building Washington National Cathedral, on a 90-minute tour through the story of the longest-running construction project in the history of Washington D.C. The book is full of pictures of the cathedral under construction and the tour will be best for those carrying a copy to compare the historical photographs with the present-day Cathedral.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Monday, October 1 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Tuesday, October 2 2018
• 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Tuesday, October 2 2018 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 General Admission

× Wednesday, October 3 2018
• 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Wednesday, October 3 2018 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 - Mostly Windows

Sightseeing General Admission

× Thursday, October 4 2018
• 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.

The Artistry of the Cathedral

× Thursday, October 4 2018 at 2:00 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Friday, October 5 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Saturday, October 6 2018
• 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.

The National Acolyte Festival 2018

× Saturday, October 6 2018 at 10:00 AM
Come one, come all! Join acolytes from across the United States for a festival Holy Eucharist with re-dedication of service. Bring your processional crosses, banners, torches, thuribles, flags, and streamers for a festive procession of acolytes, clergy, and vergers.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Monday, October 8 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Tuesday, October 9 2018
• 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.

Tour and Tea

× Tuesday, October 9 2018 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 Women in Glass and Stone Tour

Sightseeing General Admission

× Wednesday, October 10 2018
• 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.

Tour and Tea

× Wednesday, October 10 2018 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

Jewels of Light

× Wednesday, October 10 2018 at 2:00 PM
In this introduction to the stained glass windows, learn about the tales they tell from Creation to stories from American history.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Thursday, October 11 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Friday, October 12 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Saturday, October 13 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Monday, October 15 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Tuesday, October 16 2018
• 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.

Tour and Tea

× Tuesday, October 16 2018 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 General Admission

× Wednesday, October 17 2018
• 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Wednesday, October 17 2018 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 General Admission

× Thursday, October 18 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Friday, October 19 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Saturday, October 20 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Monday, October 22 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Tuesday, October 23 2018
• 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Tuesday, October 23 2018 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 General Admission

× Wednesday, October 24 2018
• 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.

Tour and Tea

× Wednesday, October 24 2018 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 Nobel Prize Winners in the Cathedral Tour

Sightseeing General Admission

× Thursday, October 25 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Friday, October 26 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Saturday, October 27 2018
• 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.

The Artistry of the Cathedral

× Saturday, October 27 2018 at 2:00 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Monday, October 29 2018
• 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Tuesday, October 30 2018
• 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.

Tour and Tea (Limited Tickets Available)

× Tuesday, October 30 2018 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

Czech Republic Centennial Concert

× Tuesday, October 30 2018 at 7:30 PM
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of exceptional young talent! The Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir, one of the most prestigious choirs in the Czech Republic, performs a special selection of Czech and international classics in celebration of 100 years of Czech independence.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Wednesday, October 31 2018
• 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.

Tour and Tea

× Wednesday, October 31 2018 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 Gothic Architecture Tour

Cathedral of Thrones

× Wednesday, October 31 2018 at 2:00 PM
Faith and renewal, swords and thrones, discover Washington National Cathedral as never before! Examine the themes of sacrifice, death, and resurrection that are also explored in George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series and the HBO show Game of Thrones.

Angels: High & Low

× Thursday, November 1 2018 at 2:00 PM
Angels have been represented in art, literature and film for centuries and have intrigued artists and viewers throughout history. This tour seeks angels in the myriad ways they appear throughout the Cathedral.

I Sing the Body Electoral

× Monday, November 5 2018 at 7:30 PM
On the eve of the midterm election we present an opportunity to reflect on the American Dream: past, present and future.

PostClassical Ensemble Subscription

× Purchase a subscription for all three PostClassical Ensemble concerts this season and receive a 15% discount over full-price single tickets!

Tour and Tea

× Tuesday, November 6 2018 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 OR Wrought Iron Tour

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Wednesday, November 7 2018 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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