Every year, thousands of people visit the Basilica, making it one of Baltimore’s top tourist destinations.
If you haven’t already visited our beautiful Basilica, we invite you to come and experience one of America’s most historic houses of worship and a masterpiece of American architecture.
Starting September 1, 2022, guided tours of the Basilica are offered Wednesday and Friday, from 9am to 12pm (noon) and Sunday following the 10:45am Mass. Saturday tours are available but must be scheduled at least two (2) weeks in advance.
See the Tours FAQ below for Tour times and other pertinent information you may need. Once you’ve read through the Tours FAQ, please complete the Tour Request Form.
If you would like to donate to help us maintain America’s First Cathedral, please click here and select the “Maintenance” fund. Thank you for your generosity.
Click below for an episode of the Cathedral Series as Duncan Stroik discusses the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, its influence on domed architecture, and its most recent renovation.
To see a short history of the Basilica, please play the video below. The Video was created by Docent John Igoe and narrated by Docent Bill Moeller.