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Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
+1 202-537-6207
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This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put to all sorts of national purposes, such as President Wilsons funeral and a prayer vigil for American hostages during the Iranian crisis.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (227 reviews)
“pipe organ” (25 reviews)
“darth vader” (64 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
Upper Northwest
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+1 202-537-6207
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"stained glass"
in 227 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 25 reviews
"darth vader"
in 64 reviews
"helen keller"
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"earthquake damage"
in 65 reviews
"gothic architecture"
in 55 reviews
"moon rock"
in 95 reviews
"space window"
in 48 reviews
"woodrow wilson"
in 48 reviews
"flying buttresses"
in 27 reviews
"sunday service"
in 27 reviews
"highest point"
in 27 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 57 reviews
"observation deck"
in 26 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 63 reviews
"gift shop"
in 93 reviews
"entrance fee"
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth the drive/cab ride there. the downside is that the Metro goes no where near it. it is an excellent model of mid-evil Episcopalian architecture.

Thank James W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

No matter what your religion, this is an incredible sight to behold. You will feel a wonderful presence and see some really beautiful, modern stained-glass windows as part of the restoration project. I'm horrified that people are there for a service and tourists are talking...More

Thank Queen14259
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely Breathtaking!! Beautiful, enjoyed every single detail, what An Amazing Experience! The stained glass is unforgettable!

Thank charity2002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Cathedral is a treasure often overlooked because it's not as easily accessed because it's not on the metro line. However, it's a cheap Uber or Lyft ride from the Georgetown area. Check the cathedral schedule as often there are free concerts of the...More

Thank dwpks
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are fees for the tours and access to the viewing level; it is completely worth it. Pretty easy to park. Nice on a weekday afternoon. Lots of good places to eat in the area.

Thank Nadine g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to the National Cathedral for a Sunday morning service. The National Cathedral is a traditional Episcopalian service, not a Catholic service. For some people this caused some confusion and disappointment.

Thank Taylor C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful experience. Second largest pipe organ in America combined with the choir and brass instruments: one of the highlights of our trip to DC.

Thank Larry K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful cathedral. Do a tour. Stained glass windows Interesting gargoyles Darth Vader is here.

Thank 1938lulu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not an overly religious person, but I had to visit here and I'm glad I did. A feeling I can't describe. The place is huge and so, so beautiful. Take your time and take it all in. The architecture is so wonderful. I...More

Thank Wano16
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtaking architecture. Nice and helpful staff. We visited on a very hot Sunday. Everyone in my group felt this is a special experience.

Thank babe99
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Sybasc
5 June 2018|
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Response from Judy W | Reviewed this property |
Tripods & selfie sticks are up to cathedral staff, taking pics of the stained glass in the brochure it said to put your camera on 'cloudy' to avoid glare, etc. I took flash off my camera & took alot of pictures, so I wasn't... More
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Martin S
1 September 2017|
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Response from Exploratorius | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there's a bad seat in the house, at least when the organ is being played. The pipes are at the front, but the horns are in the rear – and it's the most amazing organ I've ever heard in person. However, if... More
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Martin S
1 September 2017|
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Response from Jules060617 | Reviewed this property |
I did not attend a service in the main part of the cathedral so do not know anything about the acoustics and the visual aspects so regret unable to help you on this.
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