Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC

Modeled on English medieval-style churches, Washington National Cathedral represents one of the largest cathedrals in the United States and the world. Originally begun in 1907 by President Theodore Roosevelt, the final piece was finally placed in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, and accents and decorative work continued for even longer. Of particular note in the church is the organ, constructed of more than 8,000 pipes. Look for the grave of President Woodrow Wilson. Consult the cathedral's schedule if you'd like to attend an Episcopal religious service. To visit Washington National Cathedral and get the most from your holiday in Washington DC, create itinerary details personal to you using our Washington DC travel route planner.
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  • The beauty of this cathedral is breathtaking! And if you are on site as the bells ring out in song is even better:) If a quick drive by you can just circle through the loop. If staying for awhile...  more »
  • We planned our visit on a Sunday to take advantage of the free admission. We arrived early enough to attend the Service and so glad we did. Hearing the organ and the choir along with the sermon was....  more »
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  • There are no words to describe how beautiful and breathtaking the Washington National Cathedral is. Peaceful atmosphere, bells ringing for the perfect ambience, stunning architecture... Beautiful gardens with benches to sit down and relax. The surroundings are gorgeous as well. We really enjoyed our time here and the overall experience was great!
  • What can I say! The most magnificent place I have ever seen. The individual chapel's each had a story. They were setting up for a wedding while I was with Eagle Rock tours. Can you imagine a bride walking down that aisle?
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