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Darth Vader at the National Cathedral

The Grotesque (Carving) of Darth Vader at the National Cathedral in Washington DC

The Grotesque (Carving) of Darth Vader at the National Cathedral in Washington DC

Included among the many, many grotesques (carvings) located on the National Cathedral is one of Darth Vader from Star Wars. The gargoyles on the building act as drains, as each gargoyle has a pipe running through its mouth. The grotesques are similar ornamental carvings but without the pipes.

Location of the Grotesque (Carving) of Darth Vader on the East Side of the Northwest Tower of the National Cathedral in Washington DC

Location of the Grotesque (Carving) of Darth Vader on the East Side of the Northwest Tower of the National Cathedral in Washington DC

Darth Vader is located on the back of one of the front towers, the tower on the left from the viewpoint of a person looking at the front of the Cathedral.

Pictured below are a number of other grotesques located in Darth Vader’s general neighborhood. The cute little raccoon looking thing must have drawn the short straw in order to end up right next to Darth Vader.

Click National Cathedral to see the StationStart.com entry about the Cathedral and its location.

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Closest Metro Station: Cleveland Park on the Red Line is the nearest Metro Station to the Washington National Cathedral, but it is about eight-tenths of a mile away. That’s the approximate straight line distance rather than the actual walking or driving distance.

Lost Symbol by Dan Brown: Darth Vader is mentioned in Chapter 31, and the grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral is mentioned in Chapter 79.

These Grotesques are Some of Darth Vader's Nearest Neighbors at the National Cathedral

These Grotesques are Some of Darth Vader's Nearest Neighbors at the National Cathedral

C-3PO Star Wars Costume

C-3PO Costume From Star Wars Episode 6, Return of the Jedi - Displayed at Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History

C-3PO Costume From Star Wars Episode 6, Return of the Jedi - Displayed at Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History

C-3PO’s Costume from Star Wars Episode 6 Return of the Jedi is on display at the Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History. The following information is from the museum’s sign accompanying the display.

Movie Costume
1983
C-3PO, an android played by actor Anthony Daniels, appears in all six of director George Lucas’s Star Wars films. This costume was worn in the sixth episode, Return of the Jedi.
Gift of Lucasfilm Ltd., through Howard Roffman

C-3PO’s costume is on display in the Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History. Click Museum of American History to see the StationStart.com entry about the museum and its location. Exhibits in the various Smithsonian Institution Museums do change from time to time, so that any specific item may not be on display at all times.

Closest Metro Station: The Federal Triangle Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is nearest to the Constitution Avenue NW entrance to the Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History.

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