Washington Christian Heritage Tour: Uncover significant Christian sites in DC including the new Museum of the Bible!
See the breathtaking mosaics and impressive architecture of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and tour through the crypt level to see several chapels dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Discover the Saint John Paul II National Shrine and see his blood relic in the chapel there. Explore the moving exhibit, A Gift of Love: The Life of Saint John Paul II. Visit the National Cathedral (the sixth largest cathedral in the world!), which simultaneously tells the Christian and American stories through the art in its interior and its architecture. Lastly, explore the Museum of the Bible, which offers a close look at the stories of the Bible and explains the history of the Bible as The written word.
Fun Fact!: The National Cathedral took 83 years to build. President Theodore Roosevelt witnessed the laying of the Cathedral’s foundation stone in 1907 and President George Bush dedicated it at its completion in 1990. The National Cathedral’s construction was entirely funded by gifts from individuals from across the country and does not receive operating support from the federal government or from any church denomination.