Reviews & Ratings

184 ratings
4.4 average rating
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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 weird. Some of the information was really good, but it seemed to be a better idea...continued

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13 events
6 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

Excellent job by guide making the event very informative and fun!

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12 events
6 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 23 2008

it was so cool to see all the different types not to mention styles and learn a bit about them!

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6 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 15 2009

Although the meeting at the beginning was a bit unorganized, the tour was fantastic! The guide was very knowledgable and provided lots of information and stories. It was my first trip to the National Cathedral and I can't wait to go back. I...continued

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5 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 29 2012

I enjoyed this walking tour recently on a sunny Sunday afternoon with a friend. The guide Mark does these tours with a limited number of people, capped at 12. I was at the Cathedral early and while walking around, believe I bumped into the...continued

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30 events
5 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 10 2008

I would not recommend going to this event in sub-optimal temperature. The wind and cold air made it unbearable. We had to leave early. It is very interesting and worth the time, just go when its nice out.

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13 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 16 2011

I've been wanting to take this tour since I moved to DC 7 years ago and am so happy to finally get it done! A fantastic tour - I've always loved the cathedral but I had no idea it had such character (and so many stories). Our guide was really...continued

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9 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

Our guide, Mark, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He came with visual aids which added to our experience. He also had a camcorder on a tripod, so we had great views of the gargoyles that were high up. His anecdotes about the carvings...continued

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16 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

This was very fun. I only wish that we were told to bring binoculars and when I told the guide that we didn't, he would have told us about purchasing them inside for a nominal fee. I see now that "bring binoculars" has now been added to the site.

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5 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 26 2011

A delightful event! It was a beautiful, sunny, warm day, and that helped. The tour, the guide, gave us a wealth of information, about the architecture, the gargoyles, their creators, the artists, the ideas behind the sculptures, the chronology...continued

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8 events
4 reviews
34 stars
attended Jan 09 2010

Excellent tour for those new to DC or those who claim to be familiar with the fair city.

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8 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 09 2008

Good tour but bring binoculars!

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5 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

Great and informative event. Bring binoculars. Mark, the guide, was well-informed and helpful.

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8 events
4 reviews
34 stars
attended Jan 09 2010

Great tour! Would recommend not going in January when the wind chill is 10 degrees! :) The tour guide is fun and informative. He patiently points out unique and hidden treasures at the Cathedral. Bring your binos!!

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Christina
6 events
4 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 31 2010

Great tour! Mark is very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend taking this tour. It is unfortunate that the church won't let Mark take the tour inside. There is a different tour that is run by the church that may take people inside (and...continued

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22 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 29 2012

Great tour of the gargoyles. Mark, the guide, knows his stuff and is engaging. Definitely a great way to get to know the "residents" of the National Cathedral.

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4 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 08 2008

I enjoyed the Gargoyle Who Ate DC tour, and was impressed with Mark's knowledge of all these wonderful carvings, and of the building of the cathedral in general. The name of the tour lead me to believe that this tour would appeal to children, so I...continued

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6 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

Mark was an outstanding guide, a most enjoyable and informative two hours. Although I am a native Washingtonian and a frequent visitor to the National Cathedral, I gained a greater appreciation for the Cathedral, its architectural history and the...continued

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7 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 06 2013

Mark was a wonderful, very knowledgeable guide. You can tell he has really studied the subject. Lots of humor about the subject, too.
** Suggestion - be specific with the check-in address. We waited on the corner of Mass. & Wisconsin for about 20...continued

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4 events
4 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 29 2012

Members of my family and I went on this walking tour. We all really enjoyed it. The weather was beautiful with enough sun for us to see the gargoyles clearly. Our guide, Mark, was very knowledgeable and pointed out features we never had noticed...continued

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