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Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral © Agnostic Preacher's Kid

Washington National Cathedral

One of the largest cathedrals in the US, the Washington National Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is a magnificent Gothic Revival structure standing 301 feet (91m) tall. The interior is just as grand, with the long, narrow sanctuary framed by buttresses, chancels, transepts and beautiful stained glass windows. The most famous of these is the Space Window, which contains a piece of moon rock brought back by Neil Armstrong from the Apollo 11 mission. The cathedral is the final resting place of noted figures such as Helen Keller, President Woodrow Wilson and Admiral George Dewey.

Address: 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW; E-mail: info@cathedral.org; Website: www.nationalcathedral.org; Telephone: (202) 537 6200; Opening time: Visiting hours vary depending on the day and the planned church services - check the official website for details. Guided tours are conducted at 10.15am Monday to Saturday and at 1pm on Sunday.; Admission: $12 adults, $8 children aged 5 - 17. Visits for worship, prayer, or religious services are free.


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