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Combination Tower Climb (Sold Out)

× Monday, June 24 2019 at 5:00 PM
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.

Sightseeing Admission

× Monday, June 24 2019
• 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Monday, June 24 2019 at 6:00 PM
Presented as part of our Twilight Tours summer series, join us after-hours for our most popular in-depth tour! 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.Please note that this tour involves stairs, heights, and enclosed spaces. This tour is not suitable for children under 11.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, June 25 2019 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.Please note that this tour involves stairs, heights, and enclosed spaces. This tour is not suitable for children under 11.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Tuesday, June 25 2019 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 Admission

× Tuesday, June 25 2019
• 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Wednesday, June 26 2019 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.Please note that this tour involves stairs, heights, and enclosed spaces. This tour is not suitable for children under 11.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Wednesday, June 26 2019 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 Admission

× Wednesday, June 26 2019
• 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Thursday, June 27 2019 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.Please note that this tour involves stairs, heights, and enclosed spaces. This tour is not suitable for children under 11.

Sightseeing Admission

× Thursday, June 27 2019
• 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.

20th Century Gothic Architecture Tour

× Thursday, June 27 2019 at 6:00 PM
What are the basic elements shared by any Gothic building? Why is Gothic so well suited to religious structures? Through the Cathedral’s soaring walls and exquisite carvings, visitors explore the Gothic style and its unique characteristics, purposes, and building methods.

Angels and Monsters Tower Climb (Limited Tickets Available)

× Thursday, June 27 2019 at 6:00 PM
Angels and Monsters
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.

Angels and Monsters Tower Climb

× Friday 28 June at 8:30 AM
Angels and Monsters ... and Coffee!
This early morning tower climb beats the summer heat, and provides a 10% discount at the Cathedral's café, Open City at the National Cathedral! 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). After your tour, you'll receive a 10% discount at the café. The tour lasts 75 – 90 minutes and costs $50/person.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Friday, June 28 2019 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.Please note that this tour involves stairs, heights, and enclosed spaces. This tour is not suitable for children under 11.

Sightseeing Admission

× Friday, June 28 2019
• 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Saturday, June 29 2019 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.Please note that this tour involves stairs, heights, and enclosed spaces. This tour is not suitable for children under 11.

Sightseeing Admission

× Monday, July 1 2019
• 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Monday, July 1 2019 at 6:00 PM
Presented as part of our Twilight Tours summer series, join us after-hours for our most popular in-depth tour! 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.Please note that this tour involves stairs, heights, and enclosed spaces. This tour is not suitable for children under 11.

Service & Sacrifice Tour

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

Sightseeing Admission

× Tuesday, July 2 2019
• 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 Admission

× Wednesday, July 3 2019
• 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.

Combination Tower Climb (Sold Out)

× Monday, July 8 2019 at 5:00 PM
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.

Sightseeing Admission

× Monday, July 8 2019
• 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.

Forged in Fire: Cathedral Ironwork

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

Tour and Tea (Limited Tickets Available)

× Tuesday, July 9 2019 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 Admission

× Tuesday, July 9 2019
• 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, July 10 2019 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 Admission

× Wednesday, July 10 2019
• 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 Admission

× Thursday, July 11 2019
• 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.

Jewels of Light

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

Organ Tour

× Thursday July 11 2019 at 6 PM
Organ Tour
Step into the music with our brand-new behind-the-scenes Cathedral organ experience. Join our Cathedral Organist as he demonstrates the splendor of the Cathedral’s Great Organ, and takes you up stone staircases to see the organ pipes up close. With a max of 10 people, there’s no better way to get an insider experience and understand how the king of instruments got its name.

The Organ Tour lasts approximately 75-90 minutes and costs $65 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 enclosed stone staircases, open railings, and narrow ledges.
Minimum height requirement: 48 inches (4 feet)
Not appropriate for young children; Infants cannot be carried on the tour.
Those with severe allergies or asthma should be aware that passages will be dusty.

Sightseeing Admission

× Friday, July 12 2019
• 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 Admission

× Saturday, July 13 2019
• 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 Admission

× Monday, July 15 2019
• 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.

20th Century Gothic Architecture Tour

× Monday, July 15 2019 at 6:00 PM
What are the basic elements shared by any Gothic building? Why is Gothic so well suited to religious structures? Through the Cathedral’s soaring walls and exquisite carvings, visitors explore the Gothic style and its unique characteristics, purposes, and building methods.

Angels and Monsters Tower Climb

× Monday, July 15 2019 at 6:00 PM
Angels and Monsters
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.

Tour and Tea

× Tuesday, July 16 2019 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 Admission

× Tuesday, July 16 2019
• 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, July 17 2019 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 Admission

× Wednesday, July 17 2019
• 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.

Combination Tower Climb

× Thursday, July 18 2019 at 5:00 PM
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.

Sightseeing Admission

× Thursday, July 18 2019
• 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.

Gargoyle Tour

× Thursday, July 18 2019 at 6:00 PM
Available May through September, this tour explores the whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques that decorate Washington National Cathedral, and includes a slide show in the 7th floor auditorium followed by an outdoor tour. This tour often fills in advance, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Sightseeing Admission

× Monday, July 22 2019
• 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.

Humor & Whimsy at WNC

× Monday, July 22 2019 at 6:00 PM
Come and explore humor and whimsy at the Washington National Cathedral. Amid the majesty and grandeur of gothic architecture are examples of amusing architectural details, puns, lighthearted carvings, and stained glass cartoons.

Organ Tour

× Monday, July 22 2019 at 6 PM
Organ Tour
Step into the music with our brand-new behind-the-scenes Cathedral organ experience. Join our Cathedral Organist as he demonstrates the splendor of the Cathedral’s Great Organ, and takes you up stone staircases to see the organ pipes up close. With a max of 10 people, there’s no better way to get an insider experience and understand how the king of instruments got its name.

The Organ Tour lasts approximately 75-90 minutes and costs $65 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 enclosed stone staircases, open railings, and narrow ledges.
Minimum height requirement: 48 inches (4 feet)
Not appropriate for young children; Infants cannot be carried on the tour.
Those with severe allergies or asthma should be aware that passages will be dusty.

Tour and Tea (Limited Tickets Available)

× Tuesday, July 23 2019 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 Admission

× Tuesday, July 23 2019
• 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, July 24 2019 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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