Presidential Funerals & Services
at Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral’s founders envisioned this Cathedral as a “great church for national purposes,” and one of the Cathedral’s core missions is to open its doors to the nation at times of joy, mourning and national significance.

The Cathedral has hosted four State Funerals (Eisenhower, Reagan, Ford, H.W. Bush), one official burial service (Wilson), and seven presidential Memorial Services. Additionally, the Episcopal Bishop of Washington officiated at President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s funeral, which was held in the East Room of the White House.



State Funeral for President George H.W. Bush
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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More Information

For more details on the history and process of state funerals, please visit the U.S. Military District of Washington’s website.