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Behind the Scenes Tour

× Thursday, September 20 2018 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Friday, September 21 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.

Combination Tower Climb

× Friday, September 21 2018 at 10:15 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, September 21 2018 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.

Cathedral Day Picnic

× Sunday, September 23 2018 at 1:00 PM
Join the party after the 11:15 am service, rain or shine. Our picnic venue is the beautifully restored amphitheater along Pilgrim Road. The festivities include music provided by our Cathedral Band and BBQ by Old Dominion Barbecue & Bacon Company.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out)

× Monday, September 24 2018 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Monday, September 24 2018 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Tuesday, September 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, September 25 2018 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, September 25 2018 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Tuesday, September 25 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

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Wednesday, September 26 2018 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Wednesday, September 26 2018 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out)

× Wednesday, September 26 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, September 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Thursday, September 27 2018 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Thursday, September 27 2018 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.

Sightseeing General Admission

× Friday, September 28 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.

Cathedral of Thrones

× Friday, September 28 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 and Monsters Tower Climb (Sold Out)

× Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Angels and Monsters ... and Coffee!
Celebrate the Cathedral's 111th birthday with this early morning tower climb, beat the summer heat, and receive 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.

Combination Tower Climb (Sold Out)

× Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Celebrate the Cathedral's 111th birthday with this Combination Tower Climb, which 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.

Bell Tower Climb (Sold Out)

× Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Celebrate the Cathedral's 111th birthday with this Bell Tower climb. 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. This tour lasts 75 – 90 minutes and costs $40 per person.

Angels and Monsters Tower Climb (Sold Out)

× 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.

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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Monday, October 1 2018 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Monday, October 1 2018 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.

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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, October 2 2018 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, October 2 2018 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.

Tour and Tea (Limited Tickets Available)

× 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Wednesday, October 3 2018 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Wednesday, October 3 2018 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.

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

Honest to God

× Wednesday, October 3 2018 at 7:00 PM
In Washington National Cathedral’s new Honest to God series, national and international civic leaders share the ways in which their lives have been shaped by the practices of their faith. Madeleine Albright, David Saperstein, and David Brooks kick off our first event on Wednesday October 3rd.

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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Thursday, October 4 2018 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out)

× Thursday, October 4 2018 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.

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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Friday, October 5 2018 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Friday, October 5 2018 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.

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.

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Tuesday, October 9 2018 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.

Tour and Tea (Limited Tickets Available)

× 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

Behind the Scenes Tour

× Wednesday, October 10 2018 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.

Tour and Tea (Limited Tickets Available)

× 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.

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