An Online House of Prayer for All People
The Cathedral remains closed for public touring, but is in the process of reopening our doors to the public – we can’t wait to see you!
While tours and general visitation are currently unavailable, we invite you to experience Michael Pendry’s dramatic “Les Colombes” exhibit of 2,000 origami doves floating through the nave. Tickets are available here.
We hope to welcome worshippers on Sunday mornings later this summer; for now, we hope you’ll join us every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. ET for online Holy Eucharist; Morning Prayer at 7 am ET, and on Saturdays at noon ET for our COVID-19 Memorial services. You can join our online services here at cathedral.org Facebook and Youtube.
As we emerge from lockdown, please follow the guidance of our welcome teams and signs on masks and social distance requirements. For more frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.
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.
"Les Colombes" Exhibit
German artist Michael Pendry’s Les Colombes exhibit: a winding column of more than 2,000 origami paper doves in the Cathedral’s grand nave Symbolizing hope and the Holy Spirit, the doves encourage an optimistic start to 2021.
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.
Cathedral Chapels Pilgrimage
For centuries, the faithful have made their way to cathedrals for a pilgrimage of prayer and devotion. Journey online with Cathedral clergy as we trace the life of Christ through the Cathedral’s nine chapels.
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!