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The Gargoyle Who Ate D.C.

Northwest Washington, D.C. (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

183 ratings
4.4 average rating
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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 15 2009

Loved it! The guide is very knowledgable on the history of the Cathedral and especially the carvings. He had binoculars to share, but it's a great idea to bring your own.

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6 events
2 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

The tour was terrific...Mark is a fantastic guide. He's full of insightful information about the gargoyles as well as the cathedral and you can tell he truly enjoys his... continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 16 2013

What a WONDERFUL tour! I have lived in Washington DC for 34 years and had no idea that this treasure existed. I expected regular Medieval gargoyles but was delighted to... continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

A wonderful introduction to the making of a cathedral and the art and craft of sculptors. The gargoyles are beautiful, inspiring, humorous. The tour guide was so... continued

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14 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Sep 14 2008

I thought the tour guide was helpful and the subject was fun to look at. definitely bring binoculars though! it was too bad i had to leave early, but i would recommend it

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

It's hard to say whether the tour was good, considering the tour guide either forgot or was not told the date/time of the tour. We would have never known the whereabouts... continued

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1 review
5 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

Our experience is hard to rate. There was a mix-up on the day/date and Mark thought it was on Sunday, but 40 people were there on Saturday. He did come, bless him, an... continued

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50 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 21 2010

Excellent introductory tour of the National Cathederal. Mark is very knowledgeable. Can go back on my own to observe more of the wonderful Cathederal carvings. Binoculars essential.

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
50 events
21 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

At first I didn't see any gargoyles. Minutes into our tour I saw dozens. These functional art forms have a wonderful history. Our tour guide, Mark, pointed out artists... continued

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24 events
13 reviews
-3 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

Mark, the guide, was extremely knowledgable, upbeat and light-hearted in approach. I was extremely glad for the note through Goldstar encouraging us to bring our own... continued

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12 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

I do not know what happened. I was 20 min. late because of the traffic getting into Georgetown but I was able to find the tour. The guide was apparently very late also... continued

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8 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 20 2011

I thought the tour was very entertaining and educational. The tour guide was well informed and really enjoyed what he was doing. He also had a voice that carried, so I... continued

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Debra Red Velvet
18 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

The guide was great, tour was interesting. Had I checked the website for the tour, I would have known to bring binoculars. Either binoculars or a camera with a good... continued

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8 events
2 reviews
22 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

Loved this tour. Mark was very engaging and provided a wealth of information. Binoculars are essential.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Jul 16 2011

Wonderful tour guide with perfect weather. Couldn't have been a lovelier or more interesting evening.

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129 events
71 reviews
27 stars
attended Nov 17 2013

The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We spotted many gargolyes. Don't forget to bring binoculars!!

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28 reviews
16 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

Our guide, Mark, is fabulous... incredibly knowledgeable, great with questions, friendly, just the perfect morning activity! The cathedral is amazing and the stories... continued

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22 reviews
20 stars
attended Apr 08 2012

Very informative. The tour leader has a lot of knowledge and perspective. Learned a lot about construction of the cathedral. Will never look at the cathedral in the... continued

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27 events
17 reviews
21 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Fascinating information on the cathedral and the gargoyles.

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40 events
15 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

Knowledgeable guide. Need to suggest tourists bring binoculars for this tour. It was difficult to see all the gargoyles and grotesques.

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