1409861980 gargoyles tickets
4.4 / 5 Rated by 219 members
Review from Goldstar Member

It was nice, but not at all what I expected. I thought it was going to include going on the balconies, etc. All of what we did could have been read in a book. Some details were not correct according to National Cathedral literature.

reviewed Sep 13 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from JudyGM

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.

reviewed Aug 15 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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 subject. Even though I was part of a larger tour than usual, it was easy to...continued

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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 be shown a dentist caring for a walrus, a bird watcher, a bunny, a hippy...continued

reviewed Mar 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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 enthusiastic that he made us all enthusiastic. I highly recommend this tour. Very...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Lindsey

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

reviewed Sep 14 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from jniederk

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 of the guide, but for someone on the tour calling and tracking him down. 25...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from jmcc

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.

reviewed Aug 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary

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 and carvers used real people as well as whimsical imaginary creatures as...continued

reviewed Mar 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from CarynG

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 binoculars. Mark brought some, but it heightened the experience to have our...continued

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Marcella M Marcey

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 (according to the guides at the cathedral and from his apology to the group...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Paulette

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 did not have a problem hearing him. I am glad I brought my binoculars. I want...continued

reviewed Aug 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Debra

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 zoom are needed to see many of the gargoyles.

The only negative was that...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Misa Sugui

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

reviewed Nov 17 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Celeste Cafiero

Our guide, Mark, is fabulous... incredibly knowledgeable, great with questions, friendly, just the perfect morning activity! The cathedral is amazing and the stories behind the structure quite fascinating. Small enough group that it's easy to...continued

reviewed Jun 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Leslie Baldwin

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 same way after being on this tour. Note: Meeting location is different from...continued

reviewed Apr 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jill Vanderweit

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

reviewed Mar 29 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Dale M. Hill

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 can come back and continue another time. The speaker was knowledgeable, not...continued

reviewed Nov 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Eca

Fascinating information on the cathedral and the gargoyles.

reviewed Nov 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve Lewis

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

reviewed Nov 03 2013 report as inappropriate