Washington National Cathedral, Washington, District of Columbia
3101 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20016| Map |
The Washington National Cathedral, officially named the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. Of neogothic design, it is the sixth largest cathedral in the world and the second largest in the United States.
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Address: 3101 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20016| Map
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun 8 am - 4 pm. Holiday, seasonal, worship and special events hours vary. For additional details, check schedule. More Info
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Oh. My. Goodness. I have never seen a more beautiful church or felt more at peace. This coming from a non-religious person. We actually found this place while just driving around and I kid you not, we just followed the lights to check out what it was. We didn't know it was a church at first until we parked and went inside. I think I actually gasped out loud. When you walk in there's a place for voluntary contributions. Pictures are allowed, though I mostly kept my flash off, just in case. I began to notice and feel some familiarity inside the church and knew it was of Episcopal faith. Everyone else I was with thought Catholic. (I love being right). I grew up in the Episcopal church with my grandfather as the...
A truly beautiful DC destination I would suggest to anyone who either lives in DC or is visiting and is looking for a Sunday morning service. The service itself seems fairly tradi...
I have lived in the area for nearly 4 years, and I had never gone to the cathedral. I decided it was a great activity to do when my family was in town, so we could all act like tourists. Wow, I was blown away! You don't have to be religious or a church attendee to appreciate the architecture and beauty of this building. In addition to seeing the typical cathedral-type stylings, there is an area walking you through the history and how the cathedral was built (I had no idea it was finished so recently, I thought it was crazy old), plus the view from the top is fantastic! A lot of people don't realize you can take the elevator to the observation deck (free!) and it's absolutely worth it. Do yourself a favor...
Visited here with my son and about 75 Boy Scouts on our way to the Boy Scout National Jamboree. We had an excellent tour from one of there volunteers who spent several hours with us pointing out crypts, the...
People always harp how new National Cathedral feels, To me it feels just has old has any of the other cathedrals or the basilica in Ashville, NC. For the most part non are that old and none feel that old. I have never been to Europe So I cant compare on that. I like going round the gardens at national cathedral, and looking at the windows. I have two places I like in the building the Children Chapel, everything there is tiny! Soooo Cute. The other chapel I like is the good shepherd chapel, its tiny and basically a nook in a hall. I found it when some one was having a funeral for their still born baby; while its a sad space its also a overlooked place and thus is one of the many resins I like it. I see some p...