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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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28 events
15 reviews
15 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

Very interesting, but not for younger children (our son is 6 and didn't like it). Guide knows a lot about it. BINOCULARS ARE A MUST, as is a jacket. We didn't have both... continued

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14 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

This was a very informative tour. It was billed as "an introduction"-- HOW to look at gargoyles, so even if one forgot the binoculars, or the weather was not perfect, one... continued

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14 events
12 reviews
17 stars
attended Mar 29 2008

Tour guide Mark was very knowledgable, and I hope to attend other Cathedral art/sculpture tours in the future.

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k
43 events
11 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 26 2011

Although you could only see the west and north side because the other sides were fenced off due to the earthquake damage, the tour was quite good and very interesting. ... continued

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CAJ
14 events
11 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 06 2013

Excellent tour with a knowledgeable guide. Fun to see the wide array of gargoyles as well as "grotesques." Another type of stone decoration. Would recommend...very interesting and well done.

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C K
29 events
11 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 09 2008

Great insider information on a landmark that I've visited many times. The low-key guide was full of information on the individual features. Great for folks with "inquiring minds"!

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22 events
11 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

Great tour. The tour guide was very informative and very willing to answer all of your questions.

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22 events
11 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 06 2011

Mark (the tour guide) knew a lot and presented a lot of information during the tour in a very interesting way. Unfortunately, we had the worst rainy weather we've had in... continued

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15 events
11 reviews
21 stars
attended May 12 2013

Very interesting tour; I was glad I did it even though the cold windy day made it a bit unpleasant. My camera zoom helped me to see but good binoculars would have been better. Starting in the sun side would have been better.

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13 events
10 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

It was a lovely evening and our guide was excellent.

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23 events
10 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

The walking tour was quite interesting and fun. Very windy and cold however. Definitely bring binoculars. Lasts about an hour.

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23 events
9 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 09 2010

It was a great tour, albeit walking outside on the coldest day in January, 2010. I should probably have chosen the tour in a warmer month, but you do catch unusual colors... continued

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

Mark was an informed, engaging, patient guide. The tour itself is funny, inspiring, thought-provoking, and thoroughly enjoyable. I've been to National Cathedral at... continued

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

Enjoyed this. I have suggestions to provide future participants: BRING BINOCULARS--very immportant--& don't forget your camera.

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Goldstar Member
26 events
8 reviews
9 stars
43 events
8 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 27 2008

I enjoyed it very much and found the guide to be good.

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18 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 10 2008

The guide was very knowledgeable, and the gargoyles were fascinating. Don't forget your binoculars, and do some neck stretches beforehand to get yourself ready. Also... continued

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22 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 09 2010

Bring binoculars! This was a great tour - January may not have been the best month to go due to the coldness, but Mark did a great job letting us warm up now and again. He has endless knowledge and can answer just about any question.

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21 events
7 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

The tour itself was very interesting and informative. The group was too large, though, so sometimes it was hard to hear the guide or to see where he was pointing. It... continued

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12 events
7 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 31 2009

This seemed to be a rouge tour of the gargoyles - our guide told us that our tour group - as a group I'd suppose - wasn't allowed actually IN the Cathedral - seemed... continued

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