Street Address

The Cathedral is located at the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues in northwest Washington, D.C., on a piece of land known as Mount St. Alban.

The street address is:
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016

Driving Directions

From downtown Washington

Take Massachusetts Avenue north to Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right onto Wisconsin Avenue. The Cathedral is on your immediate right.

From Maryland and the north

Take I-95 to I-495 west, the Capital Beltway. Exit south on Wisconsin Avenue. The Cathedral is approximately 6 1/2 miles on your left.

From Virginia and the south

Take I-495 over the American Legion Bridge into Maryland and take the Wisconsin Avenue/Bethesda exit. The Cathedral is approximately 6 1/2 miles on your left.

From Virginia and the south (alternative)

Take the Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial, bearing right onto Rock Creek Parkway. (Note: Rock Creek Parkway is one way south bound during morning rush hour; buses cannot exit on Massachusetts Avenue.) Follow Rock Creek Parkway to Massachusetts Avenue, turning left onto Massachusetts Avenue. Then follow directions “From downtown” as above.

Metro Directions

From Tenleytown

Take the Metro Red Line to the Tenleytown/AU station. Exit on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue. Take any 30 series bus (30N, 30S, 31, or 33) going south on Wisconsin Avenue. Ride approximately 1 1/2 miles until you reach Woodley Road; the Cathedral is on your left. (This is a downhill walk, if you prefer to walk.)

From Dupont Circle

Take the N2, N3, N4, or N6 bus until you reach the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues. Walk north on Wisconsin 1/2 block to the Cathedral.

From Woodley Park

Take a 96 or X3 bus toward Tenleytown. Get off the bus at the corner of Woodley Road and Wisconsin Avenue. The Cathedral is on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue.

For more information on Metro, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website at


We recommend parking in the Cathedral’s underground parking garage. There is very limited parking on the Cathedral grounds and in the surrounding neighborhood.

Underground Parking Garage

Entrance: Enter via Wisconsin Avenue, at the traffic signal just south of Woodley Road.

Garage Hours: 6 am to 11 pm.

Maximum height: 7’ 6” including rooftop accessories. No trailers or RVs are permitted in the garage or on the grounds.

Handicap parking spaces: located on each level of the garage near the elevators.

Security office: located on level B1 of the garage next to the Wisconsin Avenue entrance.

Pay station machines: located by the elevator lobbies on the B1 and B2 levels and also at the Wisconsin Avenue exit. Pay machines accept cash or credit cards. Credit cards or small denomination bills preferred. Change is issued in coins.

Parking Garage Rates

Effective June 2013, subject to change at any time

6 am–4 pm  First hour: $6
Second hour: $11
Third hour: $15
Over 3 hours between 7 am and 11 pm: $22 maximum
4 pm–11 pm  $7 flat rate
6 am–11 pm  $9 flat rate
6 am–11 pm  Free for services
Special Events
 $10 flat rate (payable in cash upon entry to the garage)


During selected Cathedral events, special rates may apply.