Upgrade your visit with a unique guided experience! Your admission includes an hour-long tour with an expert guide who will share a few of their own “favorite things,” and together you’ll explore what makes the Cathedral so special. Cathedral docents are knowledgeable and passionate about their wide range of interests—from wrought iron to American stories told in stained glass, and everything in between. Each “Our Favorite Things” tour is unique and a surprise experience — so whether you’ve visited before or are here for the first time, there’s something for everyone!

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.