The Bell Tower Climb
The ultimate destination of this climb is the ringing chamber, 333 steps high in the Cathedral’s central tower. From here, visitors will find the best possible view of Washington, DC. The climb includes multiple views inside the Cathedral itself, up-close views of stained glass, and access to some of the Cathedral’s oldest stairs. This tour lasts 75 – 90 minutes.
The Angels and Monsters Tower Climb
This climb focuses on the Cathedral’s two western towers and includes 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). This tour lasts 75 to 90 minutes.
Combination Tower Climb
Can’t decide? Combine the two experiences into one unforgettable tour. This tour lasts 2.5 hours.
If you’re interested in arranging a private tower climb for a small group (minimum: 5 people; maximum: 10 people), please submit an online request.