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Humor and Whimsy Twilight Tour at Washington National Cathedral

Come and explore humor and whimsy at Washington National Cathedral on Monday, July 22, 2019 starting at 6:00 pm.

Amid the majesty and grandeur of Gothic architecture are examples of amusing architectural details, puns, lighthearted carvings and stained glass cartoons. Discover a doctor in an old time buggy racing after a stork, a story in stone about a Nantucket sleigh ride, a wrought iron gate that unexpectedly wiggles, a dentist drilling a cavity in the tusk of his walrus patient and so much more!


In-Depth Tours tours offer a special, in-depth look at aspects of Cathedral artisanship for visitors aged 10 and older. Reservations are encouraged but not required; space is limited. The tour meets at the west-end docent station, nave level, just inside the main doors.

Purchase tickets here.