At a time when most cultural, community, and faith dialogue is happening online, we still believe in the majesty of stones and mortar, the beauty of live music, and the humanity of meeting face to face. This website is your passport to Washington National Cathedral, one of the most beloved structures in the United States. Located in Washington DC and rising nearly 700 feet above the Potomac to stand at the highest point in our nation’s capital, DC’s fourth-tallest building is also the sixth-largest Gothic cathedral in the world. We are glad you are here and hope that you enjoy one of America’s most popular structures (ranked third in the AIA’s “America’s Favorite Architecture” list, and winner of the 2013 Partners in Preservation competition). Welcome.

Our Mission and Vision

Washington National Cathedral is called to be the spiritual home for the nation. It seeks to be a catalyst for spiritual harmony in our nation, renewal in the churches, reconciliation among faiths, and compassion in our world.