Afternoon Tea In Washington, DC

For more than 25 years All Hallows Guild, in conjunction with the Cathedral’s Visitor Services Department, has served afternoon tea in Washington, DC’s highest tea room. Guests enjoy Earl Grey tea, a variety of finger sandwiches, scones, and sweets in St. Paul Room of the Cathedral’s south Tower  - surrounded by some of the best views of Washington.

Tea and Tour is offered most Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The tour portion begins promptly at 1:30, and Tea follows at 2:45 pm in the Pilgrim Observation Gallery. After Tea, maximize your experience by attending Cathedral Evensong or an organ recital.

The cost is $36 per person, and reservations with payment are required in advance. Reserve now for you and a friend, or reserve the entire room for your group!

Our Current Schedule

Our 2018 Fall Teas begin on Tuesday, September 18, and reservations are currently available through December 19. Tea is served most Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Some dates and specialty tours have already sold out.

Fall Specialty Tours include:

  • Women in Glass and Stone - Tuesday, October 9
  • Nobel Prize Winners in the Cathedral - Wednesday, October 24
  • Gothic Architecture Tour: Wednesday, October 31
  • Angels High and Low: Wednesday, December 5

Groups of 5 persons or more may request a Garden Tour in place of a Cathedral Tour. Please email our Tea Coordinator, Melissa Isbister, at: to arrange a garden tour, for group reservations or to purchase a Tea and Tour Gift Certificate.



Reservations and advance payment are required.

Tour and Tea Refund Policy

For individual (non-group) reservations, cancellations or date changes may be made at least 7 days prior to the tour date. If
the tour date is less than 7 days away, no refunds or exchanges are allowed.

Group Reservation Policy

Groups of 11 or more may hold their reservation with a $180 non-refundable deposit - the balance is due two weeks before the event. Depending on availability, we can accommodate groups as large as 45 persons. Call (202) 537-5581 or email with questions about group reservations.


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