We can't wait to see you!
This Cathedral is an active place for worship, sightseeing, programs and restoration. We can’t wait to welcome you to find the place where you belong!
Our sightseeing hours vary day-to-day to accommodate the wide range of activities and ministries offered at the Cathedral. We aim to offer each visitor a way to engage with us each day, whether through sight-seeing, prayer, worship or music.
Please check the upcoming schedule to see what’s available on the day you plan to visit or to purchase sightseeing tickets.
On Sundays, you’re invited to worship in-person or online at 11:15 am. Our Choral Evensong is offered on many Sundays at 4 pm, and occasionally on weekdays at 5:30 pm. Check our calendar for updated schedules.
Please note that groups of 20 or more need to make a reservation.
Experience the Cathedral
Sightseeing hours vary day-to-day to accommodate the wide range of activities offered at the Cathedral.
Explore the Cathedral at your own pace during our posted sightseeing hours. Self-guided tour brochures are included with sightseeing admission. Audio tours are available for purchase upon arrival.
Learn more about sightseeing in-person or buy tickets now.
Join us for our weekly worship services.
Sunday (in-person or online):
11:15 am: Holy Eucharist
4 pm: Choral Evensong
Check our calendar for updated Evensong schedules, since our calendar may vary. There will be no Evensong during the month of August. Our next Evensong is scheduled for September 11.
Private prayer in-person at the Cathedral is available at no admission cost during posted sightseeing hours.
Want to discover more about everything the Cathedral has to offer?
From concerts to public programs and more, the Cathedral calendar will show you all the events where you can get engaged.
Explore Cathedral Features
The outside of the Cathedral is open for you to explore, from whimsical gargoyles to impressive Gothic architecture.
Take a virtual tour inside the Cathedral, including stained glass windows, intricate carvings and sacred art.
Here’s what to know before you visit our peaceful gardens, open to the public each day from dawn to dusk.
For nearly a century, Cathedral Age magazine has taken readers behind the scenes at the Cathedral, chronicling our history and giving readers something to think about. Browse the current issue or explore the archives to learn more about our shared sacred space.
It could take a lifetime to see every window, carving or hand-stitched piece of art in the Cathedral. Let us break it down for you with photo galleries that capture the depth and breadth of the Cathedral’s beauty. From animals to music to American history, there’s something for everyone.
Meet the people who keep this national treasure going: the stone masons, tour guides and clergy who have spent decades preserving and expanding the world’s sixth-largest Cathedral. Available wherever you get your favorite podcasts.
Nurturing Hope: Cathedral Garden Pilgrimage
God’s grace and abundance shine forth in the natural world. Join our clergy for prayer, reflection and a bit of history in the forested trails, gardens and lawns surrounding the Cathedral.
Let there be LEGO®!
If you missed the 83 years of construction it took to build Washington National Cathedral, now’s your chance to watch the Cathedral rise again – only this time out of LEGO® bricks! When completed, an estimated 500,000 LEGO® bricks will form a 1:40 scale replica of the Cathedral that’s more than 13 feet long, 8 feet tall and bigger than a minivan!