What are the basic elements shared by any Gothic building? Why is Gothic so well suited to religious structures? Through the Cathedral’s soaring walls and exquisite carvings, visitors explore the Gothic style and its unique characteristics, purposes, and building methods.
In-Depth Tours tours offer a special, intimate look at aspects of Cathedral artisanship for visitors aged 10 and older. Reservations are suggested as attendance is limited.
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.
- $22 per adult and $18 per child, senior, military and student (includes Cathedral admission cost)
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- February 1, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm