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
  • 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.