PHOTO: Bill O'Leary. Published April 24, 2014.
A panoramic view from D.C.’s highest spot
The Washington Monument may be able to claim the status of Washington’s tallest structure, but the National Cathedral’s Gloria in Excelsis Tower has it beat in terms of being the city’s highest spot. The 300-foot-tall tower sits on a hill 400 feet above sea level. Read more about the best views of Washington.
Gallery: National Cathedral tower climb
Walking up the tower’s 333 steps affords you a spectacular view of the city. And getting there is half the fun.