Celebrate notable African Americans who have made significant contributions in theology, human rights, social justice, civil rights, education, and the welfare of other human beings as depicted in the sculptures, stained glass windows, and needlepoint throughout Washington National Cathedral. See where Martin Luther King, Jr., Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and former President Barack Obama became part of Cathedral history.

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.