Examine iconography in Cathedral sculpture, stained glass and needlework that pays tribute to significant events in our nation’s history and honors those who have served and sacrificed for their country. The tour also chronicles members of the military who were instrumental in the planning, creation and funding of the Cathedral. US military history, personnel, events, achievements, and feats of courage, exhibited by heroes both at home and abroad, uniformed and civilian, are remembered throughout the Cathedral’s expansive collection of exquisite iconography of sculpture, stained glass and needlework that honors those who have sacrificed for their country as their stories of service unfold in front of you. From Washington to Pershing to Eisenhower and beyond, the lives and hearts of the warrior spirit are found on every level and in every chapel. Notable markers of history are also explored and discussed, including Iwo Jima, Vietnam, the emancipation of France in WWII and the tomb of America’s first fighter pilot (a volunteer). This tour is not designed for children.
About In-Depth Tours
In-Depth Tours tours offer a special, in-depth look at aspects of Cathedral artisanship for visitors aged 10 and older. Reservations are encouraged but not required; space is limited. The tour meets at the west-end docent station, nave level, just inside the main doors.
- $22 per adult
- $18 for children (5–17), senior (65+), military, teachers and students (all with ID)
- VIEW AVAILABILITY
- July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Recommended for ages 10 and up