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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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12 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 06 2011

The heavy rain made it difficult to stick to the original plan and Mark did a great job coping with the conditions. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I learned a lot.

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 15 2009

This was a great tour- would never have even noticed the gargoyles and grotesques let alone realized that every one was different. Great intro to the history and... continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

This was an interesting tour and the guide is well-versed in his subject. However, I thought I was purchasing one of the Cathedral's own gargoyle tours. There should be... continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

Unique and fun outing! I am a local but hadn't been to the Cathedral in quite a while; it was beautiful and the tour brought so many details to light that I wouldn't have otherwise looked for.

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3 stars
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1 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

Very fun. The guide was entertaining and informative. Definitely bring some binoculars.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 09 2010

Very informative tour guide...despite the cold weather, he offered us a great deal of insight into the architecture of the cathedral, the gargoyles and the grotesques. ... continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

We lucked out and had perfect weather. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and added anecdotes as he has lived in DC for a long time. It was interesting and a nice walk around the Cathedral, so wear comfortable sneakers. I highly recommend it.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

Excellent walk. Very enjoyable. Dynamic leader who was enthusiastic and engaging.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

great, fun, informative guide. DO IT!

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2 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Jul 14 2013

I brought my husband and 8 year old, and we each had our own set of binoculars which I fully advise so you do not miss anything. It was the middle of the summer, so... continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Mar 29 2008

I have already recommended this tour to a friend. So interesting! I'm anxious to go on the grotesque tour as well.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 18 2011

I purchased tickets for Sunday, September 18th, at 2:00pm. Drove to DC, waited at the meeting point. The tour guide never showed, the tour never took place. My... continued

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0 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

It was a great tour. The guide was excellent and I would recommend to anyone.

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2 stars
attended Oct 31 2010

It was a perfect way to spend a sunny Halloween afternoon. Mark's tour inspired me to buy the guidebook, and I read it entirely the next day. I am eager to go back to the... continued

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0 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

Knowledgeable guide who is able to answer questions of all kinds.

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1 review
5 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

My wife and I enjoyed the tour and were fascinated by the gargoyles, grotesques, and other carvings and features of the exterior of the cathedral. A significant blip... continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Apr 08 2012

Not a great experience. Guide was not very knowledgable about the history of the artist or terminology.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 15 2009

Our guide was very well informed about the history of the cathedral and gargoyles. Happily he provided an extra pair of much-needed binoculars (we forgot to bring ours)... continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

Our guide was amazing. He knew everything about the cathedral and the gargoyles/grotesques and he was such a good storyteller.

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