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Washington National Cathedral

The church's grandeur is evidenced in its stunning features: soaring vaulting, sparkling stained glass windows, and intricate carvings. The Space Window contains a piece of lunar rock presented to the cathedral by the astronauts of Apollo XI. Fanciful gargoyles and dramatic sculpture adorn the exterior.

Although a Christian church, the Cathedral welcomes persons of all faiths and is frequently the site of interfaith and ecumenical services. Services of celebration for the swearing in of a president, thanksgiving for the release of hostages, and mourning for the death of a leader are examples of the Cathedral's national purpose.

The Cathedral offers programs on spirituality, occasional special exhibits, specialty tours, lectures, monthly labyrinth, organ demonstrations, and musical events. Highlights tours are offered daily. Groups must have reservations.

The Bishop's Garden, on the Cathedral grounds, is a medieval-styled walled garden with ancient boxwood's, herbs, and a rose garden

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Largest Meeting Room Details
Capacity, Banquet-style: 1000
Capacity, Theatre-style: 2000
Meeting Space Details
Inside Reception Capacity: 1500
Facility Amenities
Guided tours available, Motor Coach/Bus Parking, Private Tour, ATM, Non-Profit Organization
Group Maximum
Group Minimum
$12/adult, $8/senior/youth/student/military/group
Rate Type
under $12
Attraction Rates
Under $12
Length of Tour
Less than 1 hour
Distance to Metro
1.25 Miles Miles
Membership Discounts, Military Discounts
Metro Station
Metro Line
Nearby Landmarks
National Zoo
Payment Options
Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Visa
Ever Closed/Suspended Operations for COVID
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Upper Northwest

(202) 537-6200 / (202) 364-6611 fax or tours () cathedral ! org