Photo provided by: 
Michael Jensen

Plan a Tour

At this time, The Basilica of Saint Mary is still unable to offer tours.

 

You’re sure to find something to inspire during your visit to America’s first Basilica

Discover this landmark building’s rich history and marvel at its awe-inspiring art and architecture.  

Every visit uncovers something new.

  • Visit the John XXIII Art Gallery.
  • Attend one of our upcoming free concerts

Self-guided tours

Discover The Basilica and its history on your own using a detailed tour guide. You’ll find them in the back of the church.

Your time is precious to us. If you plan to tour, please contact The Basilica so we know you are coming. In event, that the availability of the church changes, we can inform you so that you can make other arrangements to tour.  

Docent-led tours

Free tours are available year-round (except holidays and Holy Week).  Freewill donations accepted.

  • Sundays: Tours are available after the 9:30am and 11:30am Mass.
  • Weekdays: Group tours are available by calling 612.333.3410 or submitting a request online here.
  • Note: No tours on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.

 

 

Upcoming Events

National Lutheran Choir (NLC) Christmas Festival
Dec 10
2021
Friday
at
8:00 PM
2021 Christmas Live Concerts: The Earth Adorned  4:30 & 8pm - Friday, December 10 @ the Basilica of Saint Mary - Minnneapolis8pm - Saturday, December 11 @ the Basilica of Saint Mary -...
National Lutheran Choir (NLC) Christmas Festival
Dec 11
2021
Saturday
at
8:00 PM
2021 Christmas Live Concerts: The Earth Adorned  4:30 & 8pm - Friday, December 10 @ the Basilica of Saint Mary - Minnneapolis8pm - Saturday, December 11 @ the Basilica of Saint Mary -...
Exterior front christmas
Dec 17
2021
Friday
at
8:00 PM
Hear the beloved holiday tradition of Handel’s Messiah performed by Bach Roots Festival’s roster of professional baroque musicians under the direction of Artistic Director, Matthew J. Olson.Tickets...
Dec 19
2021
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Light of the World, by Mark Patterson, performed live by the children and youth of The Basilica.Sunday, December 19, 11:00am and 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall[asset-1544-427]  Light of the World...