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Sightseeing Admission Thursday January 23 2020

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  • 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 January 23 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Thursday January 23 2020 at 1:30 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.

Angels and Monsters Tower Climb Friday January 24 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.

Sightseeing Admission Monday January 27 2020

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  • 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 January 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Monday January 27 2020 at 1:30 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.

Humor & Whimsy at WNC Monday January 27 2020 at 2:00 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Tuesday January 28 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Tuesday January 28 2020 at 1:30 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Wednesday January 29 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.

Sightseeing Admission Thursday January 30 2020

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  • 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 January 30 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Thursday January 30 2020 at 1:30 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out) Friday January 31 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Friday January 31 2020 at 1:30 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.

Combination Tower Climb Friday January 31 2020 at 2:00 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.

Kindling the Flame: an Evening Creativity Retreat for the Feast of St. Brigid Friday January 31 2020 at 6:00 PM

× Celebrated throughout the Celtic world for her warm hospitality and wise counsel, Saint Brigid has been an inspiration for poets and artists, even establishing a school of art in Kildare during her lifetime. On the Celtic calendar, her feast day marks the beginning of spring where stirrings of new life offer the promise of renewal and growth.

Great Height, Great Light: the Architecture of WNC Saturday February 1 2020 at 10:00 AM

× 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.

Gothic Cathedrals have been described as a “symphony in stone.” In this tour, Washington National Cathedral’s 20th century Gothic structure--with its soaring walls, brilliant stained glass windows, exquisite carvings and tall towers--is used to introduce visitors to Gothic architecture. The tour identifies the unique characteristics of Gothic architecture and explains the brilliant technical innovations developed almost 900 years ago that allowed Medieval builders to construct these miracles of architecture and craftsmanship. Visitors will also learn how the Gothic style embodies a religious vision and see the evolution of English Gothic from its earliest manifestations to the glories of fan vaulting

Sightseeing Admission Saturday February 1 2020

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  • 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.

Angels and Monsters Tower Climb (Limited Tickets Available) Saturday February 1 2020 at 10:30 AM

× 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.

Building WNC with Andy Bittner Saturday February 1 2020 at 11:00 AM

× 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.Tour ticket holders receive 10% off their copy of the book,Building Washington National Cathedral, at the Cathedral’s gift shop.

Behind the Scenes Tour Saturday February 1 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.

Forged in Fire: Cathedral Ironwork Saturday February 1 2020 at 1:00 PM

× Master blacksmith Samuel Yellin called wrought iron the “salt and pepper of architecture.” Explore the magic of wrought iron in the Cathedral—from fantastic creatures to stunning flowers, all handcrafted and unique. A Cathedral Docent will explain the techniques that go into creating these works of art and talk about the master smiths whose work has contributed to the Cathedral's decoration. Visitors will learn about blacksmiths and their craft, followed by a walking tour both on the main and crypt levels to inspect a variety of wrought iron created by premier blacksmiths spanning almost one hundred years. These works include gates, grills, chandeliers, and candlesticks.

Great Height, Great Light: the Architecture of WNC Saturday February 1 2020 at 2:30 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.

Gothic Cathedrals have been described as a “symphony in stone.” In this tour, Washington National Cathedral’s 20th century Gothic structure--with its soaring walls, brilliant stained glass windows, exquisite carvings and tall towers--is used to introduce visitors to Gothic architecture. The tour identifies the unique characteristics of Gothic architecture and explains the brilliant technical innovations developed almost 900 years ago that allowed Medieval builders to construct these miracles of architecture and craftsmanship. Visitors will also learn how the Gothic style embodies a religious vision and see the evolution of English Gothic from its earliest manifestations to the glories of fan vaulting

Sightseeing Admission Monday February 3 2020

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  • 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 February 3 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Monday February 3 2020 at 1:30 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.

Sightseeing Admission Tuesday February 4 2020

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  • 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 Tuesday February 4 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Tuesday February 4 2020 at 1:30 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.

Sightseeing Admission Wednesday February 5 2020

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  • 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 February 5 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Wednesday February 5 2020 at 1:30 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Thursday February 6 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Thursday February 6 2020 at 1:30 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Friday February 7 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.

Combination Tower Climb Friday February 7 2020 at 11:00 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 Friday February 7 2020 at 1:30 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.

Bell Tower Climb Saturday February 8 2020 at 10:30 AM

× Climb to the ringing chamber, over 300 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. This tour lasts 75 – 90 minutes and costs $40 per person.

Behind the Scenes Tour Saturday February 8 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.

Sightseeing Admission Monday February 10 2020

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  • 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 February 10 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.

Great Height, Great Light: the Architecture of WNC Monday February 10 2020 at 1:00 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.

Gothic Cathedrals have been described as a “symphony in stone.” In this tour, Washington National Cathedral’s 20th century Gothic structure--with its soaring walls, brilliant stained glass windows, exquisite carvings and tall towers--is used to introduce visitors to Gothic architecture. The tour identifies the unique characteristics of Gothic architecture and explains the brilliant technical innovations developed almost 900 years ago that allowed Medieval builders to construct these miracles of architecture and craftsmanship. Visitors will also learn how the Gothic style embodies a religious vision and see the evolution of English Gothic from its earliest manifestations to the glories of fan vaulting

Behind the Scenes Tour Monday February 10 2020 at 1:30 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.

Space, Light & Sound: an Immersive Lighting Experience Monday February 10 2020 at 5:30 PM

× Session 1: 5:30 – 6:15pm (doors open at 5:15)

You’ve seen the colorful Cathedral on Instagram, and now see it for yourself! Marvel at a vast, open space unlike anything in Washington. Sit on the floor or wander around, immersed in an organic and unique lighting experience.

Space, Light & Sound: an Immersive Lighting Experience Monday February 10 2020 at 7:00 PM

× Session 2: 7 – 7:45pm (doors open at 6:45)

You’ve seen the colorful Cathedral on Instagram, and now see it for yourself! Marvel at a vast, open space unlike anything in Washington. Sit on the floor or wander around, immersed in an organic and unique lighting experience.

Space, Light & Sound: an Immersive Lighting Experience Monday February 10 2020 at 8:30 PM

× Session 3: 8:30 – 9:15pm (doors open at 8:15)

You’ve seen the colorful Cathedral on Instagram, and now see it for yourself! Marvel at a vast, open space unlike anything in Washington. Sit on the floor or wander around, immersed in an organic and unique lighting experience.

Sightseeing Admission Tuesday February 11 2020

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  • 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 Tuesday February 11 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.

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