- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 18, 2005

When you go:

Location: The Washington National Cathedral is located at Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW in the District.

Directions: From the Beltway, take the Wisconsin Avenue exit. Stay on Wisconsin Avenue for about 6 miles. The cathedral will be on the left.

Hours: The cathedral is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tours are available daily.

Parking: Limited parking is available on cathedral grounds.

Admission: Admission to the cathedral itself is free. Donations of $3 for adults and $1 for children are encouraged for the tours. The family workshop is $6 per child. Admission for the gargoyle workshop is $5 for a group of up to four people. Each additional person in the group pays $1.

Information: 202/537-6200 or www.cathedral.org. To make reservations for any of the family programs and workshops, call 202/537-2934.

Notes:

mThe cathedral is Metro-accessible. The closest Metro stops are Tenleytown, Woodley Park and Dupont Circle on the Red Line. Connecting buses that stop within a block or two of the cathedral are available at all three Metro stations. For those who prefer to walk, the 1-mile stroll from Tenleytown is downhill.

mWear comfortable shoes. The cathedral is 500 feet long and 10 stories high and sits on 57 acres. The grounds include gardens and a greenhouse.


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