November 26, 2013

Washington National Cathedral to charge visitors

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Scaffolding crowns the central tower of Washington National Cathedral, which was heavily damaged by a rare East Coast earthquake in August 2012.  RNS photo by Annalisa Musarra

Scaffolding crowns the central tower of Washington National Cathedral, which was heavily damaged by a rare East Coast earthquake in August 2012. RNS photo by Annalisa Musarra

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Borrowing a page from the storied cathedrals of Europe that charge admission to tourists, Washington National Cathedral hopes the estimated $300,000 in annual ticket sales can help restore the building to its original glory.