Discover symbolism in the Cathedral’s stone, stained glass, and fabric art which, like those crafted by medieval cathedral artisans, illustrate the “…Divine purpose which animates human endeavor…” Learn to read the art’s unfolding stories by decoding the symbols’ meanings within artistic elements of the Cathedral.

about thematic tours

These small-group tours focus on thematic topics or specific areas of the Cathedral, including voices of history, sacred art and architectural topics. If you are a returning visitor, or if you want to know more about this national landmark, our themed tours will open your mind and touch your heart. See other upcoming Thematic Tours offered.

  • Advance reservations are suggested as space is limited. Thematic Tours are best suited for ages 10+.
  • Tickets: $30 for 18+, $25 youth, seniors (65+), students, teachers, military with ID