Every year, we are privileged to welcome groups from around the world to Washington National Cathedral.
MAKE A RESERVATION
We require that all groups visiting the Cathedral make a reservation. Groups may take a tour or come to worship. You will need a reservation if your group:
- is larger than 13 people
- will be arriving by motor coach
- will be arriving by larger vehicle, such as a mini-bus or 15-passenger van
Tours last about 30 minutes and are led by a Cathedral docent. They provide an overview of the Cathedrals art, architecture, history, and mission.
For worship services, please consider reserving during one of
the following services, which are well-suited for group
MONDAY — SATURDAY
Noon: Holy Eucharist (30 minutes)
5:30 pm: Evensong (3045 min or Evening Prayer (3045 min, read by Cathedral clergy)
- 9 am: Holy Eucharist (1 hr1 hr 15 minutes, Holy Communion with small choir)
- 11:15 am: Holy
Eucharist (1 hr1 hr 15 min, with
organ and full choir)
Vehicles such as motor coaches, mini-buses, and 15-passenger vans must park in the Cathedral bus parking garage. Please request a reservation for your group on the reservation form. You will receive additional information regarding parking when you receive your scheduling notice.
Groups are now able to pre-order boxed lunches from the Cathedral’s new café, Open City at the National Cathedral. Details about placing orders and picking up your meals can be found on this handout
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of services and to stay for the duration.
Read our Group Visit FAQ for answers to many common questions.
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