Thematic Tour: Stained Glass
Jewels of Light! In this introduction to the stained glass windows, learn about the tales they tell, from God’s creation of the universe to stories from American history to the Last Judgment. While walking through the Cathedral, you will witness the stylistic evolution of Cathedral windows from 1911 to the 2000s and learn about the creation process, which combines artistry and technical skill. In this tour, you will also discover how to “read” a window, decoding symbols that add meaning and depth to each lancet.
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+.
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.
By purchasing admission in advance, you acknowledge that our schedule is subject to change.
If you purchase tickets in any of the available discount categories, you will be asked to provide appropriate identification for discount eligibility upon arrival.