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Cathedrals and Churches

Cathedrals and Churches of Washington, D.C.

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

4th Street and Michigan Avenue, NE

This is one of  the largest Roman-Catholic churches in the United States.  The building is a combination of beautiful architecture, chapels, and stained-glass windows.  

Guided tours are available by appointment only.


Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Contained within the walls of this 14th century-style Gothic cathedral are gardens, shops, and an observation gallery that offers a spectacular view of Washington.  

Guided tours are available.  



The Smithsonian Institution provides visitors to Washington with culture, history, and heritage with museums, events, and festivals.  Visit their Web site for more information.  (this will take you outside senate.gov)

The D.C. Heritage Tourism Coaltion is dedicated to showcasing the cultural attractions and special events in Washington to visitors from across the globe.  Go to their site for more information (this will take you outside www.senate.gov).

Washington.org is the perfect site for visitors new to Washington, D.C.  Check out their site! (this will take you outside senate.gov)

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