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Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour
"So you want to visit Washington DC but you have your own ideas about where you want to go the date and time of day and you don't want to wait for others to get on and off the bus. This is the tour for you! Our private tour guides will take you around our great city sharing their stories and unlimited knowledge of our capital's history. Our 4-hour tours are available in the morning afternoon and evening as the city transforms under the lights. Our professional drivers take the hassle out of navigating through Washington
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
"The Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour is the easiest way to get around town. You can hop on and off at any of the 20 stops as often as you like. Trolleys depart every 30 minutes. This is DC's only trolley with GPS Tracking! You can find your n nearby trolley stops and there is even a call-in feature. No phone app is required! Maximize your time on the trolleys with the use of this tool.There are three trolley routes:National Mall and Downtown - Orange LoopThe orange line traverses the National as well as the national monuments and memorials: Lincoln FDR Washington Jefferson
From $40.00
 
Washington DC Private City Tour
"It's a very fast-paced city tour around Washington DC for 4 hours with your own private driver guide who will give you all the basic information about the monuments and areas you will see on this tour. Get even more personalized by selecting a multi-ling Supreme Court Library of Congress Ullyses Grant MemorialUnion Station Pennsylvania Avenue The White House
From $90.00

National Cathedral Tips (33)

One of the biggest churches in the world

My sister has never had the chance to travel to Europe, so what a pleasure it was for me to take her to the Washington National Cathedral! Although it was built in the 20th century, its impressive...
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Jefie
Sep 09, 2014

See a European style cathedral in D.C.

One day we drove to the northwestern part of the city, where we toured the National Cathedral. Designed much like the older cathedrals of Europe, the cathedral features intricate stained-glass windows...
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HSC123
Jul 04, 2014

New charges

Please be aware that your visit to the National Cathedral is no longer free.In response to the large expenditures that had to be made to repair the Damage caused by the earthquake we had a few years...
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GentleSpirit
Jan 27, 2014

The National Cathedral- earthquake damage

The National Cathedral is set to reopen on November 12.It is the second largest cathedral in the United States and one of the largest in the world.Damage from the August earthquake centered in...
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GentleSpirit
Jan 21, 2014

One of the 6 Largest Cathedrals in the World

We went on a self-guided tour of the Washington National Cathedral in the afternoon. It was a cloudy afternoon and the rain threatened to fall, it fell later after we left. Guided tours are offered...
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Africancrab
Jul 23, 2012

National House of Prayer

This wonderful church has a lot of unique features. Although it is in fact an Episcopal Church, it sees itself as a National House of Prayer and apparently does a good job at promoting interfaith...
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rexvaughan
Feb 24, 2010

Washington National Cathedral

As ancient as may look, this gorgeous Gothic-style, Episcopal Cathedral has just celebrated its first centennial (1917-2007). This is a great opportunity to participate in the celebrations and admire...
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besbel
Aug 14, 2009

Washington National Cathedral

Built in 1907, the cathedral has taken two centuries to complete since it humble beginning on paper since 1792. During construction both architects passed away, and Philip Hubert Frohman tackled the...
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Yaqui
Jul 13, 2009

Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral, officially the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is America's second largest Gothic cathedral (behind St John's in New York) and the sixth largest Gothic...
Ewingjr98
Dec 01, 2008

Gothic Glory

If you're a fan of architecture, especially Gothic architecture (like me), then you MUST visit the National Cathedral. It is absolutely stunning inside and out...quite the photographer's paradise. You...
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tspeegle09
Jun 30, 2008

National Cathedral

Washington's National Cathedral is the nation's most famous church. An Episcopal church, it was constructed from 1907 to 1990. It's strikingly similar to the imposing Gothic cathedrals of Europe. The...
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Tom_Fields
Aug 26, 2006

Universalist National Memorial Church

Very warm and friendly liberal Christian congregation. Sunday worship is about one hour followed by a hospitality time in the church parlor. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided by the congregation....
Clairraven
Aug 09, 2006
 
 
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Embassy Row

We got our very first taste of Washington by walking up Embassy Row, and a fancy one it was! Let's just say that all of my sister's fears about Washington being a hot bed for crime quickly evaporated....
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Dumbarton Oaks

This fabulous estate dates back to the 19th century and it belonged to Robert and Mildred Bliss. Robert Bliss was an American diplomat who had graduated from Harvard University and, while they were...
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Islamic Mosque & Cultural Center

This great Mosque was founded in 1947 during President Truman's term in office, and it is the very first Mosque to be built in the nation's capital. It came about after the sudden death of a Tursking...
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Woodrow Wilson House

After he left office in 1921, President Thomas Woodrow Wilson retired to a beautiful house near what was to become Embassy Row. He lived there for 3 years until he passed way peacefully in February...
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Georgetown

We finished our day in Georgetown by visiting two very different historic cemeteries located quite close to one another. The first, Oak Hill Cemetery, was founded in 1848 on a 15-acre plot of land...
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Anderson House

the anderson house was home to lars anderson who served as ambassador to belgium and japan in the early 20th century. after anderson's death in 1937 his wife isabel gave the mansion to the society of...
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