Guided Tours

Cathedral Guided Tours

The Cathedral is a giant storybook with magnificent art and architecture that illustrates biblical stories, celebrates American history, and thrills visitors by its inspiring spaces. Investigate with expert docents through a full menu of tour topics.

Highlights Tours


Learn about the must-see details of the Cathedral’s dramatic art and Gothic architecture. This tour is ideal for first time visitors.

Art & Architecture Tours


Learn more about the Cathedral’s dramatic art and Gothic architecture, such as stained glass and needlepoint.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours


Ascend the Cathedral, where you’ll see rare views of gargoyles and other architectural wonders.

Gargoyle Tours


View a fantastic slide show of the Cathedral’s creepy critters, hear stories of their creation, and take a walk to view them.

Tour and Tea

Tour and Tea

Enjoy a specialty or in-depth tour and seated afternoon tea in the Pilgrim Observation Gallery.

Garden Tours


All Hallows Guild docents take visitors on a one-hour tour of the gardens from April 1 through October 31 (except August).

Patriotic Tour

George Washington Statue

Honor the men and women who have served our country with our new “Service & Sacrifice” tour. Learn more »

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.