*Pardon our dust, construction from the Organ Renovation Project may cause noise and some interruptions to sightseeing. Explore some of the most beloved Cathedral features at your own pace! Included in your Self-Guided Sightseeing admission:
  • Access to the main level where you can see the world-famous Space Window, Canterbury Pulpit, and other favorite features including the new Now and Forever Windows
  • Self-guided tour brochure and self-guided digital tour via our Bloomberg Connects app to enhance your visit Download App
  • Stained Glass Experience Kiosk
  • Access to seasonal exhibits, the crypt-level chapels and the Tower Observation Gallery with stunning views of Washington, DC, when available
self-guided sightseeing hours
Our sightseeing hours vary day-to-day to accommodate the wide range of activities and ministries offered at the Cathedral. Your ticket is valid for the hours posted that day. Those visiting with a large group of 20+ must request an advance reservation here →
arrival and entry
  • Please present a printed ticket or your ticket confirmation email when you arrive.
  • The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral’s front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.
important note
As a living and active community of faith, the Cathedral’s schedule and ability to welcome visitors is subject to unexpected changes. If a conflict arises and we cannot be open for touring at the date/time you have purchased, we will contact you by email and your credit card will be refunded.