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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

Cemetery
“Visit and watch the Changing of the Guard, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington, commonly known as Washington National Cathedral, is an American cathedral of the Episcopal Church. The cathedral is located in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.The structure is of Neo-Gothic design closely modeled on English Gothic style of the late fourteenth century. It is both the third-largest church building in the United States,and the fourth-tallest structure in Washington, D.C. The cathedral is the seat of both the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Bruce Curry, and the bishop of the Diocese of Washington, Mariann Edgar Budde. Over 270,000 people visit the structure annually.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Church
“Beautiful church--just up the street. It's the largest Catholic church in North America, and the tallest habitable building in the city.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Monastery
“The gardens are as beautiful as the building. A great place to walk in quiet or read a book. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Cemetery
“old cemetery close to house with some famous people there and a 9-11 memorial ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Church
“Guided or self-guided tours of the massive edifice, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, take in numerous shrines to her and a three-story high mosaic portrait of Jesus. Most recently Pope Frances famously visited in 2017 ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cemetery
“A somber but touching place that pays tribute to our fallen heros. You can observe the Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as well as JFK. If you have family or friends interred there, you can find their location at the visitor center.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Church
“Often missed since it's not down by all the other tourist sites. Beautiful Gothic style cathedral (one of the largest in the world) with pieces of Americana embedded throughout (e.g. a piece of the moon from Apollo 11 embedded in the stained glass, Darth Vader as a gargoyle, and more!). Highly encourage taking a tour!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Church
“This church was attended by George Washington and Robert E Lee. Very historic.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Sounds weird, but this is a beautiful cemetery with a diverse cultural history. Many people walk the grounds and enjoy the large oaks.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Synagogue
“The only venue on this list that also happens to be a house of worship, Sixth & I maintains its identity as a multi-denominational synagogue while doubling as a community center and space for the arts. Standing on the eponymous corner in Northwest Washington DC since 1908, Sixth & I has served as a hub for spiritual life in the capital for over a century -- it was an African Methodist Episcopal church from 1945 until 2002 -- and continues to foster thoughtful discussions and cultural events through its programming. Matisyahu was the first contemporary artist to perform at the venue, and they have continued to book outstanding talent in their stunning historical space.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Watch the changing of the guard ceremony. The guard is changed every hour on the hour Oct. 1 to March 31 in an elaborate ritual. From April 1 through September 30, is every half . ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“See the graves of some famous 18th century Americans in the church cemetery including the unknown soldier of the American Revolution and founder of the St. Andrews Society.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
  • 1 local recommends
Cemetery
“ Alexandria National Cemetery is one of the original 14 national cemeteries established in 1862. The first burials made in the cemetery were soldiers who died during training or from disease.”
  • 2 locals recommend