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Washington National Cathedral is a place for spiritual enrichment and an architectural feat of stunning beauty. Whether you come for worship, a tour, concert, pilgrimage, or an insightful program, it is a place open to all—it is open to you.


Cathedral News

National Building Museum to become new Custodian of Washington National Cathedral Construction & Design Archives
The Cathedral has selected the National Building Museum as the custodian of its Construction and Design Archives. The collection consists of more than 32,000 historic architectural drawings related to the design and construction of the Cathedral and other historic buildings on its 57-acre campus in Northwest Washington. Learn more >>

 

Current Events

Words for the Journey
Through March 26
A calligraphy exhibit to inspire contemplation and introspection during the season of Lent. Learn more >>

 

Just Mercy: A Conversation with Bryan Stevenson
February 14, 10:10 am
Join Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, as he discusses his book, Just Mercy. Stevenson also preaches at the 9 and 11:15 am services. Learn more >>

 

Close-up Tour: 20th Century American Gothic
February 14, 1:30 pm
Through the Cathedral’s soaring walls and exquisite carvings, explore the Gothic style and its unique characteristics, purposes, and building methods. Learn more >>

 

Organ Recital: Julie Vidrick Evans
February 14, 5:15 pm
Julie Vidrick Evans from Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church plays a recital including works by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Locklair, Persichetti, Reger, and Langlais. Learn more >>