Upgrade your sightseeing experience with a Guided Spotlights Tour! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide and features the stories behind must-see Cathedral favorites on the main and lower levels such as the Space Window and the Canterbury Pulpit. Learn about the artists behind the new Now and Forever Windows and the famous West Rose Window. Explore some of the oldest parts of the Cathedral in the crypt. Hear the stories of the craftspeople who built this gothic masterpiece, and more!

After your tour, you are welcome to continue exploring at your own pace during that day’s posted sightseeing hours.

Looking for a guided tour for a large group?  Groups 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.