Winter Weather

Cathedral Closed


Friday, March 6

Due to the winter weather, the Cathedral will remain closed on Friday, March 6. All tours, services, and events are cancelled.


Civil War to Civil Rights



On the 150th anniversary of our sixteenth president’s second inaugural address, this panel explored 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. The panel featured Chris Matthews, Clayborne Carson, Douglas L. Wilson, and Dean Gary Hall. Learn more »
Watch on-demand on YouTube »


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.