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Sightseeing Admission Wednesday November 20 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 calendar by clicking HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out) Wednesday November 20 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out) Wednesday November 20 2019 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday November 20 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

Behind the Scenes Tour Thursday November 21 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Behind the Scenes Tour Thursday November 21 2019 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 Friday November 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 calendar by clicking HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Limited Tickets Available) Friday November 22 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Behind the Scenes Tour Friday November 22 2019 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 Saturday November 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 calendar by clicking HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Bell Tower Climb (Sold Out) Saturday November 23 2019 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 (Sold Out) Saturday November 23 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Indigenous Peoples Blanket Exercise: 500 Years in 90 Minutes Sunday November 24 2019 at 1:00 PM

× On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, deepen your understanding of the denial of Indigenous peoples’ nationhood and human rights in this unique, interactive and participatory history lesson. Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators, this exercise illuminates the ways Indigenous human rights have been denied since first contact and institutionalized in the most fundamental laws, policies and programs of nation building. During the closing Talking Circle, facilitators support participants in understanding their experience and finding ways to participate in healing and decolonization.

Seeking The Spirit Through Art: Intuitive Painting Sunday November 24 2019 at 2:30 PM

× Connect with yourself, connect with others and connect with the Holy by listening to your intuition and creating art.

Sightseeing Admission Monday November 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 calendar by clicking HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Monday November 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Behind the Scenes Tour Monday November 25 2019 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 Tuesday November 26 2019 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 November 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 calendar by clicking HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

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

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out) Wednesday November 27 2019 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.

Exploring the High Altar Wednesday November 27 2019 at 2:00 PM

× Wednesday, November 27 2019 at 2:00 PM
Exploring the High Altar
An in-depth look at an aspect of the Cathedral rarely available to visitors - the High Altar. Learn about the history, artisanship, and iconography represented in one of the most detailed areas of the Cathedral. Make connections across time and history, such as that of the central figure of the High Altar and one of the storied Monuments Men.

About In-depth Tours
In-depth Tours tours offer a special, in-depth look at aspects of Cathedral artisanship for visitors aged 10 and older. Reservations are suggested as attendance is limited.

Cost: $22 per adult and $18 per child, senior, military, and student (includes Cathedral admission cost) Reservations are suggested as attendance is limited.

Cost: $22 per adult and $18 per child, senior, military, and student (includes Cathedral admission cost)

Combination Tower Climb (Sold Out) Friday November 29 2019 at 9:45 AM

× Celebrate the day after Thanksgiving with our 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) Friday November 29 2019 at 10:15 AM

× Celebrate the day after Thanksgiving by climbing 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.

Angels and Monsters Tower Climb (Sold Out) Friday November 29 2019 at 12:30 PM

× Celebrate the day after Thanksgiving by climbing the Cathedral’s two western towers and discover a close-up look at many gargoyles and grotesques while visiting the open-air walkway wrapping around these two towers (about 125 feet above the ground). The climb ends on the very top of the northwest tower, which provides the best views of the Cathedral itself, and 360-degree views of the surrounding area (over 200 feet above the ground).The tour lasts 75 – 90 minutes and costs $50/person.

Combination Tower Climb (Sold Out) Friday November 29 2019 at 1:30 PM

× Celebrate the day after Thanksgiving with our 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.

Sightseeing Admission Saturday November 30 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 calendar by clicking HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out) Saturday November 30 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Sightseeing Admission Monday December 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 calendar by clicking HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Monday December 2 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Behind the Scenes Tour Monday December 2 2019 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.

Honoring Matthew Shepard—a Celebration and Plaque Dedication Monday December 2 2019 at 7:00 PM

× On Monday evening, December 2, Washington National Cathedral and the Matthew Shepard Foundation will host a ceremony of inspiration, celebration, and song as we dedicate the Matthew Shepard Memorial Plaque.

Sightseeing Admission Tuesday December 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 calendar by clicking HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Tuesday December 3 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Behind the Scenes Tour Tuesday December 3 2019 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 December 4 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 calendar by clicking HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Wednesday December 4 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Behind the Scenes Tour Wednesday December 4 2019 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday December 4 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 Angels High and Low Tour

Symbolism & Artistry in Wnc Wednesday December 4 2019 at 2:00 PM

× Wednesday, December 4 2019 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Thursday December 5 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Behind the Scenes Tour Thursday December 5 2019 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Thursday December 5 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

Behind the Scenes Tour Friday December 6 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.This tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is not suitable for children under 11.

Behind the Scenes Tour Friday December 6 2019 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 December 6 2019 at 3:00 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.

Handel's Messiah Friday December 6 2019 at 7:30 PM

× Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offer a space unlike any other in Washington to experience Handel’s masterpiece.

Waiting And Watching: An Advent Quiet Morning Saturday December 7 2019 at 9:00 AM

× This Advent quiet morning invites you to enter into the season with a pregnant pause as we listen expectantly for the stirring of the Spirit in ourselves and in the world. Alternate between periods of guided meditation and silence with poetry as your guide and begin to weave a blanket of silence that may carry you through the days ahead.

Handel's Messiah - Family Concert Saturday December 7 2019 at 12:00 PM

× The 12 pm concert on December 7 is an abbreviated performance of “Messiah” highlights, perfect for busy families with young children. Experience the best of “Messiah” with the whole family.

Handel's Messiah Saturday December 7 2019 at 4:00 PM

× Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offer a space unlike any other in Washington to experience Handel’s masterpiece.

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