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Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016
Climb to the dizzying heights of the Cathedral for the best views of Washington and up-close encounters with massive bells and gregarious gargoyles. Options include 333 steps up the Central Tower, intimate views of gargoyles—or both!
The Bell Tower Climb
The ultimate destination of this climb is the ringing chamber, 333 steps high in the Cathedral’s central tower. From here, visitors will find the best possible view of Washington, DC. The climb includes multiple views inside the Cathedral itself, up-close views of stained glass, and access to some of the Cathedral’s oldest stairs. This tour lasts 75 – 90 minutes.
DATES OFFERED: June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7, August 16 and August 28
The Angels and Monsters Tower Climb
This climb focuses on the Cathedral’s two western towers and includes a close-up look at many gargoyles and grotesques while visiting the open-air walkway wrapping around these two towers (about 125 feet above the ground). The climb ends on the very top of the northwest tower, which provides the best views of the Cathedral itself, and 360-degree views of the surrounding area (over 200 feet above the ground). This tour lasts 75 to 90 minutes.
DATES OFFERED: June 12, June 27, June 28, July 24, August 14 and August 21
Combination Tower Climb
Can’t decide? Combine the two experiences into one unforgettable tour. This tour lasts 2.5 hours.
DATES OFFERED: June 26, June 29, July 5, July 12, July 19, August 2, August 9, August 23 and August 30.