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Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Thursday March 26 2020 at 1:30 PM

× Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

CHERRY BLOSSOM TEA

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

Sightseeing Admission Friday March 27 2020

× * 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 calendar HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Friday March 27 2020 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Angels and Monsters Tower Climb Friday March 27 2020 at 2:00 PM

× 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.

Combination Tower Climb (Sold Out) Saturday March 28 2020 at 10:30 AM

× 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Limited Tickets Available) Saturday March 28 2020 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

The Rosary Sonatas: A Mother's Lament Saturday March 28 2020 at 7:00 PM

× Journey with Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she follows her son into Jerusalem for the triumph and tragedy of Holy Week. Adulation turns to abject sorrow in an age-old saga whose raw emotion is tempered by a mother’s love.

This performance will be held in the lower level chapels of the Cathedral. The program includes stairs and walking in low light conditions as part of the experience.

Artmaking As Spiritual Practice Sunday March 29 2020 at 2:30 PM

× This spring, explore artmaking and spiritual practice on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral. Each week combines a spiritual discipline (silence, observing nature, intentional movement, meditation) with art making activities. Using a variety of materials, craft images as a response to your surroundings and senses. Each session engages a different discipline and location within the Cathedral so come to one or all of the programs. No previous experience with art or contemplation is necessary, only curiosity and a willingness to engage the creative process.

The Rosary Sonatas: A Mother's Lament Sunday March 29 2020 at 7:00 PM

× Journey with Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she follows her son into Jerusalem for the triumph and tragedy of Holy Week. Adulation turns to abject sorrow in an age-old saga whose raw emotion is tempered by a mother’s love.

This performance will be held in the lower level chapels of the Cathedral. The program includes stairs and walking in low light conditions as part of the experience.

Sightseeing Admission Tuesday March 31 2020

× * 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 calendar HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday March 31 2020 at 1:30 PM

× Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

CHERRY BLOSSOM TEA

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday April 1 2020 at 1:30 PM

× Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

CHERRY BLOSSOM TEA

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Thursday April 2 2020 at 1:30 PM

× Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

CHERRY BLOSSOM TEA

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

Bach St. Matthew Passion Sunday April 5 2020 at 4:00 PM

× Regarded as one of Bach’s masterpieces, the St. Matthew Passion tells the story of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. Performed on Palm Sunday, a day where the Christian faith marks the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and his journey to the cross. With acclaimed tenor Rufus Muller in the role of the Evangelist alongside the Cathedral Choir and Baroque orchestra, we invite you into the sacred space of the Cathedral for a musical and spiritual experience unlike any other.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday April 7 2020 at 1:30 PM

× Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

CHERRY BLOSSOM TEA

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday April 8 2020 at 1:30 PM

× Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

CHERRY BLOSSOM TEA

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Thursday April 9 2020 at 1:30 PM

× Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

CHERRY BLOSSOM TEA

Includes Cathedral Highlights Tour

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday April 14 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday April 15 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday April 21 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday April 22 2020 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

Artmaking As Spiritual Practice Sunday April 26 2020 at 2:30 PM

× This spring, explore artmaking and spiritual practice on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral. Each week combines a spiritual discipline (silence, observing nature, intentional movement, meditation) with art making activities. Using a variety of materials, craft images as a response to your surroundings and senses. Each session engages a different discipline and location within the Cathedral so come to one or all of the programs. No previous experience with art or contemplation is necessary, only curiosity and a willingness to engage the creative process.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday April 28 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday April 29 2020 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 Angels High and Low Tour

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday May 5 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday May 6 2020 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 STAINED GLASS Tour

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday May 12 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday May 13 2020 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

Cathedral Scholars Benefit Wednesday May 13 2020 at 6:30 PM

× Join the Washington Committee to celebrate and support the Cathedral Scholars Program, founded in 1994 to offer college prep, mentoring and cultural opportunities to academically talented students in D.C. public high schools who are traditionally underrepresented on college campuses. To date, an astonishing 100% of the students completing the program graduated from high school on time and have gone on to post-secondary studies.

Finding Our Deep Anchor: an Evening of Spiritual Practices for Turbulent Times Friday May 15 2020 at 6:00 PM

× In a time of political and social unrest, what led a medieval mystic to write the affirmation, “All shall be well?" How can we discover places and practices to ground us in peace and call us to act with love in the midst of the unrest of our own lives?

Rossini Messe Solennelle Sunday May 17 2020 at 5:00 PM

× Best-known as a brilliant opera composer, Rossini writes a mass which retains the composer’s flair for high drama. Written in Paris at the end of his life, his Petite Messe Solennelle offers moments of energetic spirit and profound, melodic beauty.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday May 19 2020 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

Haydn Festival: The String Quartet Tuesday May 19 2020 at 7:30 PM

× The Cathedral’s Haydn Festival begins with an appropriate bow to Franz Joseph Haydn as the king of the string quartet. Haydn’s more than 60 quartets are extraordinary and unique in creativity and texture. Featuring the Diderot String Quartet, the Cathedral’s Quartet-in-Residence, tonight’s program presents Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, Op 33 known as 'The Bird', paired with the final work written by Felix Mendelssohn, his quartet in f minor, Op. 80.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday May 20 2020 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

Artmaking As Spiritual Practice Sunday May 24 2020 at 2:30 PM

× This spring, explore artmaking and spiritual practice on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral. Each week combines a spiritual discipline (silence, observing nature, intentional movement, meditation) with art making activities. Using a variety of materials, craft images as a response to your surroundings and senses. Each session engages a different discipline and location within the Cathedral so come to one or all of the programs. No previous experience with art or contemplation is necessary, only curiosity and a willingness to engage the creative process.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday May 26 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday May 27 2020 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

Haydn Festival: The Piano Sonata Wednesday May 27 2020 at 7:30 PM

× Franz Joseph Haydn wrote some 60 Piano Sonatas, all of which exhibit the same evolution in compositional style that we see in his string quartets. Tonight’s program, led by the incomparable French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, will explore Haydn’s piano sonatas in the grand yet intimate surroundings of the Cathedral’s Great Choir, just as Haydn would have intended.

Haydn Festival: Lord Nelson Mass Saturday May 30 2020 at 7:30 PM

× Combining the forces of French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, the Post Classical Ensemble and Cathedra, we invite you to explore and celebrate what happens when Franz Joseph Haydn works on a larger canvass. His extraordinary piano concerto exhibits his mastery of orchestral color and creativity, and his “Lord Nelson” Mass – probably the finest of his Mass settings – offers a sense of the works that flowed from the patronage of the church.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday June 2 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday June 3 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday June 9 2020 at 1:30 PM

× Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington.

WOMEN IN GLASS AND STONE TOUR

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday June 10 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday June 16 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday June 17 2020 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 Angels High and Low Tour

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday June 23 2020 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

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday June 24 2020 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

Test Sunday July 5 2020 at 7:30 PM

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Holy Land Pilgrimage 2020

× Friday, August 14 to Wednesday, August 26 2020 (including travel days)
Sponsored by Washington National Cathedral Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, Led by The Reverend Canon John L. Peterson and Canon Iyad Qumri, local guide & instructor

For thousands of years, pilgrims have journeyed to the Holy Land to experience God in real and tangible ways. Retrace Jesus’ steps, follow the paths of martyrs and the early Church, and see the Bible with fresh eyes in the land where God dwelt among us.

Photography/Escorted Video Permit

× Permitting Fees for Photography and Escorted Videography

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