Every year, Washington National Cathedral is privileged to welcome groups from around the world to visit. Here are some details to make your visit a success.

COVID-19 Status Update

The Cathedral is currently open only for the 11:15 am service on Sundays. We will follow the guidance of city leaders, health officials and the bishop of the Diocese of Washington as we prepare to open our building more fully. Please continue to check here at cathedral.org and our Facebook page for updates.

Attending the Sunday Morning Service

Groups are welcome to attend our Sunday morning service at 11:15. If you are coming by bus, you must make a reservation by emailing [email protected]. There is a parking fee of $50 for all motorcoaches and oversized vehicles. Street parking or idling of oversized vehicles is prohibited.

Please note that this is only to attend the worship service; the Cathedral is not open for touring. All attendees must wear properly-fitting masks while inside the Cathedral. The service lasts approximately an hour and a half. Groups who attend must remain for the duration of the service.

Group Visits

Thank you for your interest in bringing a group to visit the Cathedral! We expect to reopen to bus groups in March 2022. At this time, we are not yet accepting reservation requests for next spring. If you would like to receive information about booking groups for next spring, please fill out this form and we will notify you when we announce our new reservation procedures.

Educational Resources

Washington National Cathedral is pleased to provide educational tools for teachers around the country. Visit our page of educational resources for teachers whether or not you’re coming for a visit. Explore now