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Washington National Cathedral

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Address: Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves. NW, Entrance on Wisconsin Ave., Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202 537 6207
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Description: This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put...
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.
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The National Cathedral sits atop a hill a bit off the beaten track, but it is worth the trouble to get there. There is not a way to go via Metro, so we took a cab. If you want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The National Cathedral sits atop a hill a bit off the beaten track, but it is worth the trouble to get there. There is not a way to go via Metro, so we took a cab. If you want to worship/meditate, there is no charge, but if you want to tour, there is a fee. The docent took us through... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went because I had heard of its beauty and because I had seen it on TV. It is very large and long...a beautiful Gothic building. It cost 10 dollars to enter and you view it yourself. However,an audio tour is available and I think guided tours are available at some times in the day. It doesn't take long. If... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Impressive beautiful cathedral, visited throughout the years since I was a child living in the DC suburbs, always remembered the beautiful gardens, definitely recommend exploring inside and out.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Disappointing. Read such good reviews but felt visit was not worth it. Best part was the Trolley Tour that got us there and back.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The National Cathedral was stunningly beautiful. Chapel after Chapel was more impressive than the next. Words cannot not do this Cathedral justice. Absolutely beautiful. It is further out than the other sites but worth the journey and worth the admission price. Be sure to go to the gardens, gift shop, and seventh floor observatory deck. Magnificent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

An architectural structure that collects all the people coming from different country with different religion.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Gothic architecture of the cathedral is really amazing and worth seeing whether you're interested in the history of the building or not. If you do want a tour, a guide takes about an hour to show you around the bottom floor with interesting commentary on the history of the cathedral. There is one lower level and one upper level,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great building and worth a visit. Now that they've started charging admission, my only suggestion would be to continue to find out what the visitors want and make adjustments. For example, it was open until 8:00pm last Thursday, which is great, but the last tour was at 3:30pm. The little brochure they give you to walk around... More 

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Charles F, Director, Visitor Programs at Washington National Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming to visit recently! Our extended summer evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays are a great way to see the Cathedral after the work day. We do actually offer audio tour units for rent throughout the day (until 7pm on summer evenings), so I'm sorry you missed that option! The audio tour includes sights and sounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I visited this wonderful place and could not believe I did not make this a higher priority in the past. I took the guided tour, which is included in the entrance fee. There is a self-guided tour, but I believe I got so much more from the docent-led one. The docent gave us several places to go back to look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

One might not think this to be a fantastic way to spend the day but in truth, it is one of DC's most well kept secrets. It is the only church in the country that can claim a US President's tomb. It is also where Helen Keller and her teacher were blessed to eternity. Walking into the Cathedral is like... More 

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Address: Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves. NW, Entrance on Wisconsin Ave., Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202 537 6207
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest

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