When you visit Washington National Cathedral, there’s always something new to discover – something about yourself, our history or your place in God’s world.

Our sightseeing hours vary day-to-day to accommodate the wide range of activities and ministries offered at the Cathedral. 

Upcoming Sightseeing & Tours

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Customize Your Experience

There are multiple ways to sightsee at the Cathedral! During sightseeing hours, jump right in and explore Cathedral highlights at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided tour brochure or by using our new app. Want to climb higher or go deeper? Ascend to the heights with a Tower Climb, or go in-depth with a docent-led Insider Access Tour or Thematic Tour.
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Cathedral architecture and leafy trees in the morning sun

Explore Cathedral Highlights

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We’ve selected more than 50 can’t-miss highlights of Cathedral art and architecture in this virtual tour that will take on a journey from the crypt chapels to the highest point in Washington, D.C. Explore gargoyles, historical figures, stained glass windows and more. explore now