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Behind the Scenes Wednesday May 29 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.

General Sightseeing Wednesday May 29 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Tower Climb: Bell Tower 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.

Behind the Scenes 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.

General Sightseeing Thursday May 30 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 12 pm to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes 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.

General Sightseeing Friday May 31 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 12 pm to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Tower Climb: Combination 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.

Behind the Scenes 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.

General Sightseeing Monday June 3 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes 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.

General Sightseeing Tuesday June 4 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 11 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

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.

General Sightseeing Wednesday June 5 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Monday June 10 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.

General Sightseeing Monday June 10 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Tuesday June 11 2024 at 2:00 PM

General Sightseeing Tuesday June 11 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 11 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Wednesday June 12 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.

General Sightseeing Wednesday June 12 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Friday June 14 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.

General Sightseeing Friday June 14 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 12 pm to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Tower Climb: Angels & Monsters Saturday June 15 2024 at 11:00 AM

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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 $60/person.

Behind the Scenes Saturday June 15 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.

General Sightseeing Saturday June 15 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 12 pm to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Monday June 17 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.

General Sightseeing Monday June 17 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 12 pm to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Tuesday June 18 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.

General Sightseeing Tuesday June 18 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 12 pm to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Wednesday June 19 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.

General Sightseeing Wednesday June 19 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 12 pm to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Thursday June 20 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.

General Sightseeing Thursday June 20 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 12 pm to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Friday June 21 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.

General Sightseeing Friday June 21 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 12:30 pm to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Tower Climb: Combination Saturday June 22 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.

Behind the Scenes Saturday June 22 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.

General Sightseeing Saturday June 22 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Monday June 24 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.

General Sightseeing Monday June 24 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Tuesday June 25 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.

General Sightseeing Tuesday June 25 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 11 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Behind the Scenes Wednesday June 26 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.

General Sightseeing Wednesday June 26 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

Tower Climb: Bell Tower Thursday June 27 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.

Behind the Scenes Thursday June 27 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.

General Sightseeing Thursday June 27 2024

× The Cathedral is open from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm).

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

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing.

LIVESTREAM Marin Alsop Conducts Beethoven's 9th Symphony Sunday June 30 2024 at 4:00 PM

× After registering, access the livestream by logging into your account at tix.cathedral.org, clicking "Tickets for Upcoming Performances", and clicking "Watch." The link to the livestream will also be sent out via email.

Marin Alsop Conducts Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Limited Tickets Available) Sunday June 30 2024 at 6:00 PM

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The National Orchestral Institute + Festival, world-renowned conductor Marin Alsop, and Heritage Signature Chorale perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with poetry by 2017 Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon's blue cathedral.

Chorister Meal Payments Sunday June 30 2024 at 11:59 PM

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