Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC

Modeled on English medieval-style churches, Washington National Cathedral represents one of the largest cathedrals in the United States and the world. Originally begun in 1907 by President Theodore Roosevelt, the final piece was finally placed in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, and accents and decorative work continued for even longer. Of particular note in the church is the organ, constructed of more than 8,000 pipes. Look for the grave of President Woodrow Wilson. Consult the cathedral's schedule if you'd like to attend an Episcopal religious service. To visit Washington National Cathedral and get the most from your holiday in Washington DC, create itinerary details personal to you using our Washington DC travel route planner .
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  • What a beautiful cathedral! A lot of historical artifacts to see. We enjoyed seeing the cathedral live as we have seen it on television for special worship or funeral services.  more »
  • I specially visited the place to see the moon rock presented by astronauts to this cathedral. A place one must visit when in town.  more »
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  • Great place to visit. Allow several hours to explore everything. Lots of nooks and crannies to check out. We visited for 3 hours and we didn't get to see any of the outdoor sites like the bishop's garden. I highly recommend the behind the scenes tour. 90 minutes of off limits areas of the cathedral. The tour was expensive but money well spent to get closer to the windows. Lots of earthquake damage. Support the cathedral to preserve the landmark for future generations.
  • The Washington National Cathedral is an incredible space. It is filled with reverence and one cannot help but visited with aw. The facility itself is massive and the Grand and speaks to an arrow when people still cared and invested in the construction of churches and places of worship. It is simply magnificent. The facility is protected by the police who are an excellent group of people. Very intelligent and very professional. The only negative about visiting is the lack of parking in the area. Parking can be purchased in the underground garage, or you can park a ways away and walk.

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