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Behind the Scenes Tour Thursday February 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 Thursday February 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour Friday February 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 Friday February 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.

Bell Tower Climb Friday February 28 2020 at 2:00 PM

× 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.

Long Long Way Film Screening: Glory (1989) Friday February 28 2020 at 7:00 PM

× Roger Ebert described Glory (1989) as a powerful film revealing how the black soldiers of Massachusetts' 54th Regiment helped to reshape attitudes about African-American courage, intelligence, and humanity during the Civil War. On the 30th anniversary of the film’s three 1990 Oscar wins (Best Supporting Actor, Denzel Washington; Best Cinematography; Best Sound) we’ll celebrate the gifts of this film and explore questions about it. After our screening, NPR’s Korva Coleman will moderate a panel discussion on Glory‘s historical context and consider its lasting impact.

Paying Attention to the Sacred in Daily Life (Limited Tickets Available) Saturday February 29 2020 at 9:00 AM

× Join us for this special Lenten retreat day with guest spiritual director and retreat leader Nancy Bieber.

Making the City Your Monastery: A Day of Retreat Saturday February 29 2020 at 9:30 AM

× Have you ever needed a day away, but weren’t able to get out of the city? Have you ever wanted to take a personal retreat but didn’t know what your heart desired from the few hours you had available? Have you ever wondered where to go, or what to do once you “began retreating?” If you answered YES to any of these questions, come join us for this day retreat at the Washington National Cathedral.

Sightseeing Admission Saturday February 29 2020

× * 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 HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Combination Tower Climb (Limited Tickets Available) Saturday February 29 2020 at 10:30 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 (Sold Out) Saturday February 29 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.

Long Long Way Workshop: Faith And/In the Movies Saturday February 29 2020 at 1:00 PM

× Religion is a key motivator for both Colonel Shaw (played by Matthew Broderick in Glory) and Harriet Tubman (played by Cynthia Erivo in Harriet). Join Janet Broderick and Kelly Brown Douglas for a conversation about the role of faith and the church in both films. BONUS: Janet Broderick and Russell Williams (Academy-award winner for sound on Glory) share behind-the-scenes stories and clips from Glory.

Long Long Way Workshop: Race and History In/On Film Saturday February 29 2020 at 3:00 PM

× Glory and Harriet take place in overlapping time periods, and are filmed 30 years apart. Greg Garrett and David Terry discuss what it takes to film a period in history and how these films do this well (or poorly) or differently from each other. How does Hollywood adapt a story for moviemaking, and how might that influence our experience or understanding?

Long Long Way Film Screening: Harriet (2019) Saturday February 29 2020 at 6:00 PM

× Cynthia Erivo, nominated this year for a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman in Harriet (2019), calls her character “a universal hero” who hasn’t been seen onscreen before. Like Glory, the movie presents a historical narrative about race, violence, and freedom that has implications for our present day. After our screening, join NPR’s Korva Coleman for a panel discussion on what has changed in the years between Glory and Harriet, and on the ways that Harriet Tubman’s time and our own are perhaps not so very different.

Behind the Scenes Tour Monday March 2 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 Tuesday March 3 2020

× * 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 HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Tuesday March 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 Wednesday March 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.

An Armenian Odyssey (Limited Tickets Available) Wednesday March 4 2020 at 7:30 PM

× Join the Cathedral’s Ensemble-in-Residence, Post Classical Ensemble, for a celebration of a national saga of struggle and resilience. Visual artist Kevork Mourad creates a sensuous multi-media meditation that ponders how crossing cultural boundaries can inspire tolerance and understanding, showcasing cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and composer Vache Sharafyan.

Behind the Scenes Tour Thursday March 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.

Sightseeing Admission Friday March 6 2020

× * 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 HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Angels and Monsters Tower Climb Friday March 6 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.

Combination Tower Climb (Sold Out) Saturday March 7 2020 at 10:30 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 (Sold Out) Saturday March 7 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 March 9 2020

× * 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 HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Monday March 9 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 Tuesday March 10 2020

× * 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 HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday March 10 2020 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 March 11 2020

× * 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 HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Wednesday March 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday March 11 2020 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 March 12 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 Friday March 13 2020

× * 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 HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Friday March 13 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 March 13 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.

Angels and Monsters Tower Climb (Limited Tickets Available) Saturday March 14 2020 at 11:30 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.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out) Saturday March 14 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.

English Musical Splendor Saturday March 14 2020 at 7:30 PM

× In the period between World War I and World War II, England experienced a musical resurgence that not been seen since the time of Henry Purcell 200 years earlier. Tonight’s program, presented by the combined forces of The Bach Choir, London, and Yale University’s preeminent choral groups, pays homage to that golden age of English music. Esteemed conductor David Hill highlights composers including Vaughan Williams, Charles Villiers Stanford and Arnold Bax, culminating in William Walton’s masterpiece, “Belshazzar’s Feast.”

Sightseeing Admission Monday March 16 2020

× * 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 HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour (Limited Tickets Available) Monday March 16 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 Tuesday March 17 2020

× * 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 HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Tuesday March 17 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Tuesday March 17 2020 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 March 18 2020

× * 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 HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Wednesday March 18 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.

Tour and Tea (Sold Out) Wednesday March 18 2020 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 March 19 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.

Drumming the Heartbeat of God with Katy Gaughan Thursday March 19 2020 at 7:00 PM

× Drumming is an embodiment of prayer inviting us to listen deeply to the heartbeat of God. Joyful and uplifting, we discover our own rhythms and connect to the rhythms of others. Join us for an experience of group drumming to learn the basics of how to play the drum and how to create wonderful music together. Bring your own drum or use one of the drums provided. Beginners are especially welcome!

Sightseeing Admission Friday March 20 2020

× * 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 HERE for any closures or changes in the regular schedule on the day you plan to visit.

Behind the Scenes Tour Friday March 20 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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