Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC

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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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  • I did not have any expectation, but what I never expected is to wowed by the architecture. It was the closest to an Itallian or European church that I have ever toured within the US. Stunning... 
    I did not have any expectation, but what I never expected is to wowed by the architecture. It was the closest to an Itallian or European church that I have ever toured within the US. Stunning...  more »
  • Depending on where you get your information, this is the second largest Cathedral in the United States. It is quite large and stunning. This was my third time in DC, but first time visiting the... 
    Depending on where you get your information, this is the second largest Cathedral in the United States. It is quite large and stunning. This was my third time in DC, but first time visiting the...  more »

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