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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Washington National Cathedral Reviews
Beautiful garden and nice tranquil place to visit in Northwest DC. The grounds are a true treasure and is a very desirable environment for young ones and senoirs. There is a coffee / small bistro.... more »
I haven’t been here since college and it was just as fantastic as I remember. Other than Arlington, this is my favorite thing about our Nation’s Capitol! It’s definitely worth it to visit. Take your..... more »
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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