Washington National Cathedral
There’s no doubt that a visit to the neighborhood should include a trip to the visually stunning Washington National Cathedral. Construction on the cathedral began in 1907, with President Theodore Roosevelt laying the cornerstone. The design features influences of various Gothic styles from the Middle Ages, including pointed arches, flying buttresses, over 200 stained-glass windows and carved stone sculptures and decorations. Among the decorations are many grotesques and gargoyles adorning the exterior, including the famous one of Darth Vader!