In-Depth Tour

Building WNC with Andy Bittner

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 11:00am

Join the author of the Images of America book, Building Washington National Cathedral, on a 90-minute tour through the story of the longest-running construction project in the history of Washington, D.C. The book is full of pictures of the cathedral under construction and the tour will be best for those carrying a copy to compare the historical photographs with the present-day Cathedral.

Please note that this tour spends time outside and inside.

In-depth Tours tours offer a special, in-depth look at aspects of Cathedral artisanship for visitors aged 10 and older. Reservations are suggested as attendance is limited.

Cathedral Extravaganza!
Experience Washington National Cathedral’s building and craftsmanship as never before! At 10 am or 2:30 pm, experience the grand architecture of one of the world’s largest cathedrals as you learn what makes this 20th century cathedral unique during the Great Height, Great Light: The Architecture of Washington National Cathedral tour. At 11 am, tour with the author of Building Washington National Cathedral (Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series), Andy Bittner, as he takes you through the fascinating history of the construction of the Cathedral. Tour ticket holders receive 10% off their copy of the book, Building Washington National Cathedral, at the Cathedral’s gift shop. At 1 pm, spend time exploring the magic of wrought iron as you look closely at the handcrafted art and learn about the techniques in the Forged in Fire: Wrought Iron tour.


  • Admission
    • $22 per adult and $18 per child, senior, military and student (includes Cathedral admission cost)
  • Dates Offered
    • February 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm