Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the northwest of Washington, D.C. A magnificent stone building in the Gothic style, it is the sixth-largest cathedral in the world and the second-largest cathedral in the United States, after Saint Johnís in New York City. The first stone was laid in the presence of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, and the building was completely finished 83 years later to the day on September 29, 1990 in the presence of President George H. W. Bush. The central tower reaches 30 stories in the sky and is the highest point above sea level in Washington.
- Follow the winding labyrinth, based on the design of the nave of Chartres Cathedral in France
- See beautiful stained glass windows illustrating figures from both Biblical and American history
- Try to spot the sculpture of Darth Vader, a grotesque carved in stone high up on the west tower
- Learn about famous people interred at the cathedral, including President Woodrow Wilson and Helen Keller
For more information, visit the official website at www.nationalcathedral.org