The Cathedral presents exhibitions in several locations within the building.

Currently on display in the Rare Book Library is “Dreamers and Believers,” a look at the people who envisioned and built the Cathedral.

Exhibits are open daily and are free of charge.

Dreamers and Believers: Cathedral Builders

Rare Book Library Exhibit Room
Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm
Saturday, 10 am–4 pm; Sunday, 1–4 pm


Dreamers & Believers celebrates the centennial of the laying the Cathedral’s foundation stone in 1907, as part of its centennial festivities.

This exhibit tells a story about people who strove to create a majestic center of worship in the nation’s capital: the visionaries who dreamed of a magnificent church, the architects who planned, the volunteers who gave their talent and money, the workers who labored to build and the artisans who created beautiful embellishments.

Spanning nearly a century of planning and construction, the exhibit tells this dramatic story through historic photographs, artifacts, and film.

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.