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Gargoyle Tour

Raccoons, rattlesnakes, ghouls and ... what is that thing, anyway? Explore the 200+ whimsical and fearsome gargoyles and grotesques that adorn the exterior of Washington National Cathedral.
Admission
  • Adult: $22
  • Youth, student, senior, and military: $18
  • Tickets can be purchased online or at the Welcome Desk
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Dates Offered
May–September
Duration
1 Hour
Recommendations
    • The tour is designed in length and complexity for ages 10 and above.
    • Bring binoculars.
    • Photography welcomed.
    • If the dates of public tours don’t work for your schedule (or are currently sold out), private tours can also be scheduled.
    • Take home your own gargoyle from our online store!
Notifications
  • Unfortunately, this tour cannot accommodate bus groups.
  • All attendees must check in at the Welcome Desk.
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