Tower Climb

Angels and Monsters … and Coffee!

Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 8:30am

This early morning tower climb beats the summer heat, and provides a 10% discount at the Cathedral's café, Open City at the National Cathedral! Climb the Cathedral’s two western towers and discover a close-up look at many gargoyles and grotesques while visiting the open-air walkway wrapping around these two towers (about 125 feet above the ground). The climb ends on the very top of the northwest tower, which provides the best views of the Cathedral itself, and 360-degree views of the surrounding area (over 200 feet above the ground). After your tour, you'll receive a 10% discount at the café. The tour lasts 75–90 minutes and costs $50/person.

  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • January 1, 1970 |
  • Recommendations
    • A tower climb is a rigorous activity.
  • Notifications
    • Those with a fear of heights or enclosed spaces should not participate; stairs include both enclosed stone staircases and also open metal, spiral stairs.
    • The minimum height requirement is 48 inches (4 feet) and is not appropriate for young children. Infants cannot be carried on the tour.
    • Please dress appropriately for the weather, as the weather conditions are more extreme than at ground level.