Pilgrimages offer an opportunity to step away from the busyness of life to pray, worship and reflect on your spiritual journey amid sacred spaces.

Group Pilgrimages at the Cathedral

Half Day Pilgrimage (3–4 hours)

Through conversation and contemplation, story and silence, your trained leader guides you in a morning or afternoon pilgrimage through the Cathedral’s grounds and building. Refresh yourself with a contemplative walk through the gardens. Reflect on the stories told in the Cathedral’s art and architecture. Deepen your prayer with spiritual practices you can incorporate into your daily life. Pilgrimage dates are open to groups of 10 or more and are scheduled throughout the year.

Pilgrimage Tour (1 hour)

Discover inspiring stories of faith and devotion highlighted in glass and stone, and be nourished on your own spiritual journey. No matter your religious tradition or background, enjoy this unique combination of story, silence, poetry, prayer and reflection. Open to groups of five or more.

Individual Pilgrimages at the Cathedral

Self-Guided Pilgrimage

Create a retreat for yourself with the help of the staff of the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage. Your self-guided pilgrimage materials include maps of the Cathedral that highlight quiet spaces to wander and pray, a self-guided tour supplemented with readings and invitations for reflection, resources for prayer practices, prayers suitable to the season, and a guide to resources available in the Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage.

Experience a Pilgrimage

Contact the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage to learn more or to inquire about available dates for a pilgrimage for yourself or your group.

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Explore the world while deepening your faith. Join Cathedral leaders as we travel to sacred sites in the U.S. and abroad, and step into a pilgrimage tradition that is thousands of years old.

Upcoming Travel Pilgrimages

Holy Land Pilgrimage
April 28–May 11, 2019 

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Holy Land Pilgrimage 2019

Iona Pilgrimage
May 24–June 1, 2019 

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Iona Pilgrimage 2019



Through the Eyes of "Wales 2013"

Learn about the experiences of a Cathedral Travel Pilgrimage!

“Reflections on the spiritual journey, offered by pilgrims from Washington National Cathedral’s pilgrimage to northern Wales.”

Lives, Legends, Landscapes