Updated 10/22/2020: Due to Covid-19, guided tours must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance. The maximum size of the group is ten (10) guests.
If you are interested in touring the Basilica at a future date, please complete the Tour Request Form.
To view the current Basilica schedule, click here.
Every year, more than 100,000 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.
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.
Note: For information on the Baltimore Catholic Heritage Sites and Tours, click here.
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.