Summer Travel

The Washington National Cathedral has events for the entire family throughout the spring & summer months.  Enjoy music and live entertainment at the annual spring festival; have tea and scones, while enjoying the scenic view of the nation's capitol; or be shocked and amazed during a tour of the gargoyles that line the Cathedral.  Whatever your leisure pursuit, the National Cathedral has something for everyone.

On May 3 & 4 come  and enjoy the annual outdoor spring festival at the National Cathedral which features plant sales, floral and horticultural displays, boutique booths, tasty foods, music, entertainment, plus fun activities for children, including rides on the antique carousel.

Throughout the summer take time to enjoy an in-depth tour of the Cathedral followed by a traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of the city.

Looking for something more grotesque?  Come get an up-close tour of the stone gargoyles that decorate Washington National Cathedral.  The tour includes a slide show an outdoor tour.

This August, discover the allure of wrought iron work by attending the Forged in Fire: Cathedral Ironwork Tour at the National Cathedral. The tour will include detailed imagery of techniques used by master black smiths to decorate this magnificent building.