Washington Cathedral Tour: Discover the architecture, history and secrets of the Washington Cathedral
Spend an afternoon with us discovering the the architectural majesty of a 20th century Gothic cathedral, and one of the largest cathedrals of the world.

Event Date

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Event Address

Washington National Cathedral
3103 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington DC 20016

Requested Attire

Please wear comfortable attire for walking. The tour will proceed rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet inside the main entrance of the Washington National Cathedral.

Event Description

Spend an afternoon with us discovering the architectural majesty and secrets of one of the largest cathedrals of the world! The Washington National Cathedral is a 20th century Gothic cathedral and is the highest point in Washington DC. At 676 feet above sea level,  the Washington Cathedral is higher than the Washington Monument and is the largest cathedral in the United States, and the sixth largest in the world. The tour will also present the opportunity to meet other ICDC Members, and following the tour, you are welcome to explore the garden of the Washington Cathedral on your own. Space is limited so please sign up early.

Construction for the cathedral began on September 29, 1907 under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt and was completed exactly 83 years later to the day on September 29, 1990. The Washington National Cathedral is built in the genuinely Classical Gothic-style as cathedrals were originally in Medieval France.

The Cathedral has three towers; St. Peter, St. Paul, and the highest standing tower of the three, the Gloria in Excelsis Tower which stands at a height of 300 feet above ground level, surpassing any other central towers of existing medieval English cathedrals.

During the tour you will discover these and other fascinating facts, figures, history, art, architecture, and secrets of the cathedral.

Tickets

  $19.00 - Washington Cathedral Tour for ICDC Members:
Spend an afternoon with us discovering the the architectural majesty of a 20th century Gothic cathedral, and one of the largest cathedrals of the world.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable.

Event Agenda (May change)

PLEASE arrive promptly at the meeting location at the time indicated above. We are not responsible for locating you if you arrive late or at a location other than the meeting location indicated below. The tour is expected to last about one hour, but is subject to change based on the pace of the group.

Map/Parking

Please allow sufficient time for traffic, parking, or transportation arrangements and make sure that you arrive on time at the designated meeting location as the tour will start on time.  We are unable to offer refunds if you arrive late or a location other than the meeting location indicated below and miss the tour.




Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.