Winter Weather

Cathedral Opening Update


Monday, March 2

Due to the winter weather, the Cathedral offices will open at 10 am; visiting and touring will also begin, as scheduled, at 10 am.


Civil War to Civil Rights



Live webcast. On the 150th anniversary of our sixteenth president’s second inaugural address, explore how the powerful words of Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., still speak to the polarizing divisions of our nation—and call for a unified American vision. Panel discussion features Chris Matthews, Clayborne Carson, Douglas L. Wilson, and Dean Gary Hall. Learn more »


Washington National Cathedral is called to serve as the spiritual home for the nation. The Cathedral is a national treasure and an architectural feat, a place of stunning beauty built to inspire. Inside, artwork and exhibits tell the American story of faith. Outside, you can explore gardens and grounds shared with three outstanding schools—or peer with gargoyles from the city’s highest point.

This is a place for spiritual enrichment above all, whether you come here for worship, a concert, a pilgrimage, or an insightful program. It is a place open to all.

It is open to you.