Gargoyles

Gargoyle Tours

Explore the whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques that decorate Washington National Cathedral.

Offered April through October, this tour includes a slide show in the seventh floor auditorium followed by an outdoor tour.

Gargoyle

The tour is designed in length and complexity for ages 10 and above. Admission is $15 per adult; $6 per child (12 and under). Reservations are suggested as attendance is limited to 100 participants. All attendees must obtain a tour ticket at the Welcome Desk (located at the main entrance for walk-in visitors, adjacent to the underground parking elevators). Binoculars recommended. Cameras welcome. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate bus groups on gargoyle tours.

Upcoming Dates

Purchase tickets

  • Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2 PM
  • Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 15, 2014, 2 PM
  • Sunday, June 22, 2014, 2 PM
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 29, 2014, 2 PM
  • Sunday, July 20, 2014, 2 PM
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2 PM
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 PM
  • Sunday, August 17, 2014, 2 PM
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:30 PM
  • Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2 PM
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014, 6:30 PM
  • Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2 PM
  • Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2 PM

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services and organ recitals; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.