The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will be offering the public the rare opportunity to tour its Knights’ Tower Carillon and enjoy the 360 degree view of the city. The tours will take place on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The tours are free and open to the public. Visitors will be permitted on a first-come, first-served basis no tickets or reservations necessary. From the Basilica’s website:
Please be advised, visitors must be able to climb 85 steps to reach the Tower Elevator, please ensure you are in good physical condition. Visitors who experience claustrophobia, those who do not like elevators, or anyone who suffers from a condition where riding in an enclosed elevator may be uncomfortable should not attend. Children are permitted but parents should consider the stairs in their decision to bring younger children along. Strollers are not permitted into the Tower and no storage is available at the Basilica. Food and drink are not permitted. Bags, suitcases, camera cases, large purses or other bulky items are not permitted. Photography is allowed but the use of tripods is not permitted. Prohibited items cannot be stored, please leave the items in your vehicle or leave them home.
Click here for more information. The Basilica is located at 400 Michigan Ave NE.