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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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18 events
4 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 29 2008

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. His enthusiasm made it obvious to all how much he loves the gargoyles and grotesques. I think he should put together a book -- with lots of pictures. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

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4 reviews
22 stars
attended Mar 30 2013

The tour was very interesting and the guide was really knowledgeable. Binoculars are a must and less than half of our group realized that. The tour was slowed by people... continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 18 2008

what a great 2 hours. we took great photos and Mark, our guide, told very us all we needed to know about each gargoyle and in an entertaining manner .
thanks goldstar !

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 31 2010

Excellent tour guide. He was very patient with all questions.

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 08 2012

Fun way to spend some time on a Sunday. Learned a lot about the Cathedral's construction. Definitely bring binoculars!

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 01 2008

Great tour, however you need to dress for the weather. The cathedral sits on top of a hill and gets wind from every direction. Very gusty and very cold.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 04 2012

Great tour - Mark provided very interesting info about the Gargoyles and the sculptors. Made for an informative and fun afternoon. Although we'd recommend a springtime tour - you're outside the entire time:)

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3 reviews
20 stars
attended Apr 08 2012

I enjoyed this very much. The stories given regarding the gargoyles and grotesques are great. Binoculars are a must.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 23 2008

It was a bit cold but the tour was great. Mark was awesome and very knowledgeable. Even though the tour was only supposed to be 1 hour, he made sure to give us time to... continued

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3 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.
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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 06 2011

The tour goes rain or shine, in this case it was rain...driving rain, but the guide was proactive and we got to see the gargoyles in action. It was an excellent tour and literally wetted our desire to return and see more.

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2 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

But very expensive and hope the Cathedral gets some of the money,

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

Excellent tour! Mark had great knowledge of the cathedral and made the 2 hours fly by. We will definitely be coming back on our own to check out more gargoyles and grotesques. Binoculars, cameras, and good walking shoes are a must!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 26 2011

Great for those new to the Nat. Cat. and those wanting a closer look. Tour guide was knowledgeable and amiable. Enhanced greatly by perfect fall weather. One problem:... continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 20 2009

I agree with the other reviewer. The tour guide shared tons of information and welcomed us to stay afterwards for more info. I learned and I liked!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

I loved it! very informative. Binoculars are a must!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

Interesting tour. Would have been even better if it had included a bit of the history of Gargoyles - how they came to be, their significance, etc.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 23 2008

It was cold out for our tour but the guide, Mark, was great about giving us breaks to get inside and warm up. Then we'd brave it and head back outside for another round of... continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 09 2008

Mark was an excellent guide...his enthusiasm and knowledge for the subject clearly shined through. We EASILY could have spent twice the amount of time on the tour it was... continued

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 29 2012

Mark was really knowledgeable and friendly. We had a really nice time.

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