Early Closing Today

The Cathedral will close at 4 pm today in anticipation of Thanksgiving Day. Holy Eucharist will be offered at 12 noon on Thanksgiving Day.

Statement on Ferguson


Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and Dean Gary Hall of Washington National Cathedral have released a statement following the grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown: “As we watch with all America the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, the words of Martin Luther King echo in our ears: ‘A riot is the language of the unheard.’ Keep reading »


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.