Take your sightseeing to the next level with an Insider Access tour, where you’ll travel hidden staircases during a one-of-a-kind experience. Enjoy amazing views, encounters with the Cathedral’s treasured art and architecture, and sometimes a little of each! Learn more about the options below.

Please review the following information before purchasing tickets:

  • Not for those with fear of heights or those with limited mobility. Be prepared for close quarters, stair climbing, and heights.
  • Must be at least 11 years old; those aged 11-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Infants cannot be carried on Insider Access Tours.
  • Insider Access Tours are scheduled according to docent availability; not all options may be available at a given time. See below for more details on tours, or check upcoming availability now.

 

Insider Access: Behind the Scenes

Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close. Step out secret doors to witness magnificent views from the heights.

Ages: 11+
Duration: 1–1.5 hours
Cost: $35 for 18+, $30 youth, seniors, military with ID
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Insider Access: Jewels in the Towers

Explore the smaller windows of the west towers that range from traditional designs to abstract themes to personal imagery. Hear about the creative process which combines the artistry of the designers with the technical skill of the fabricators.

Ages: 11+
Duration: 1–1.5 hours
Cost: $35 for 18+, $30 youth, seniors, military with ID
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Insider Access: Light and Wonder

Journey through the tower stairwells, iconic nave balconies, and triforium to learn about stained glass and its role in inspirational storytelling, getting up close and personal with some of the Cathedral’s most beautiful windows.

Ages: 11+
Duration: 1–1.5 hours
Cost: $35 for 18+, $30 youth, seniors, military with ID
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