Updated 8/3/2021: Please see FAQs for revised tour schedule. All tours of ten (10) or more people must be be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
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.
Do you like history? Are you interested in Catholic history? Do you enjoy talking to people? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be interested in the unique volunteer opportunity of becoming a docent tour guide for the Basilica of the Assumption.
Complete and Submit the form below to join us for a Docent Come & See Event on Tuesday, May 24 at 10am at the Basilica of the Assumption (409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201).
As a volunteer for the Basilica, you learn all about the history of America’s first cathedral, including facts about the lives of Archbishop John Carroll, Maryland’s first bishop, James Cardinal Gibbons, and the great architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who designed the Basilica which many believe is his greatest masterpiece. You gain knowledge of the many important historical events that took place in the cathedral as well as the many saints that have visited.
You would join our knowledgeable and dedicated team of docents who give tours and answer questions from our visitors from around the world. The time commitment could be as much as once a week or as little as once a month, working a four-hour shift in the morning or afternoon.
For more information contact Ana Farias, email@example.com
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.