Tours of the Chapel will be re-starting on Saturday, 17 April.  Several members of the Chapel have volunteered to act as docents and will be telling small groups of visitors how, and why this local chapel of national significance was built, what its messages are and explaining the striking symbolism of the carvings, stained glass windows, and flags. 

Did you know that there are 13 windows, representing the Original 13 colonies? Did you know that they trace the founding of the United States from the birth of Christianity through the Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment to the Constitution?  Hanging above the choir  is one of the original handles from George Washington’s coffin. The Chapel is also home to what is thought to be the only existing figure of George Washington in a seated position. 

Tours will be given at 12 and 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and on varying days of the week depending on docent availability. Groups will be limited to 20 people at a time, and visitors must wear masks, sanitize their hands, sign in and maintain physical distance.

If anyone is interested in being a docent, contact Gardiner Pearson at:

Washington Memorial Chapel