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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” (222 reviews)
“darth vader” (63 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
Upper Northwest
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"stained glass"
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"darth vader"
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"helen keller"
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"earthquake damage"
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"behind the scenes"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I walked up here from the Omni hotel. We have seen this on TV however in person is just amazing. The architecture, the gargoyles, the grounds are unbelievable. We walked in on a Sunday and there was a service going on; we...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This should be on your list when touring Washington, DC! Although it’s a bit off the tourist path, located in the NW section of DC, don’t miss it. It is stunningly beautiful! The tour guides are extremely informative, the views are spectacular, and there’s so...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Out of town friends wanted to see the National Cathedral - not high on my list - but being a good host we went. Wow! I have seen many churches around the world and this would be high on the list of beautiful buildings. Staff...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went to attend mass with my friend. I was astonished at the architecture of the entire place. It wAs truly a work of art in every aspect of the word. We also got fo experience the organ demonstration. I could have sit there for...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are so many things to do in the city it’s easy to forget about some of them. I’m not recommending you do all of them in one period of time but this place is a must. For America, anyway, it’s probably the best we...More

Thank NegrilAnnie
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is as good as any of the cathedrals in Europe! Truly beautiful and so much art in there! A must see on any visit.

Thank Paula J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hustled to Cathedral for scheduled 1230pm organ demonstration on Wednesday. Arrived just in time and learned that demonstration was canceled. No warning. Nothing on website. They gladly take $12.00 per person for something that should be half that. Staff at counter also rude...no apologies for...More

Thank tjomf
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we reached this place in the evening and there was hardly and folks around ...although the cathedral was closed we could peek through the doors and it was magnificient along with the surrounding ...very peaceful ...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband enjoys visiting churches, so we thought we would visit this iconic church in DC. It WAS beautiful, but I was also interested to learn about those people interred in the crypt. I had no idea that Helen Keller's remains are there. Very neat!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the Cathedral--its stained glass, wood carvings, limestone work, gothic architecture. I explored on my own and did a tour (included in entry fee). Lunch was excellent. Interesting to learn of the earthquake damage and see continuing work to restore this landmark.

Thank Kay L
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June 5, 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
August 31, 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
August 31, 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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