While you are in Baltimore, we encourage you to rediscover your Catholic roots by visiting other Catholic sites which will complement your visit to the Basilica.
Most of the sites below are within walking distance.
1. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
2. St. Alphonsus
114 West Saratoga Street
St. John Neumann and Blessed Francis X. Seelos, C.Ss.R. have both served as Pastor of this historic Lithuanian parish.
3. St. Jude Shrine
308 North Paca Street
One of the only non-parish shrine churches in honor of St. Jude in the country.
4. Old St. Mary's Chapel
600 North Paca Street
Founded in 1791, St. Mary's was the first Seminary in the United States. The Chapel shares much in common with the Basilica. Construction also began in 1806; it was consecrated by Archbishop John Carroll; and the Chapel's architect, Maximilian Godefoy, consulted the Basilica's architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, on its design. St. Mary's Chapel is also a National Historic Landmark.
5. Mother Seton House
600 North Paca Street
With the help of her friend, John Carroll, Elizabeth Ann Seton established a school for girls at St. Mary's Seminary. While living at this house from 1808 to 1809, she took her religious vows at St. Mary's Seminary Chapel and founded the religious order of the Daughters of Charity. Afterwards, she established a school for girls in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the first parochial school in America.
6. St. Ignatius
740 North Calvert Street
Originally built in 1856 to serve the students and families of Loyola College, the recently renovated Saint Ignatius Church provides regular liturgical and sacramental celebrations for its people.
7. St. Francis Xavier
1501 E. Oliver Street
The first African-American Catholic community in the United States.
8. Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
5200 N. Charles Street
Cathedral of Baltimore. Constructed from 1954-1959.
9. St. Vincent de Paul
120 North Front Street
Dedicated in 1841, St. Vincent's is the oldest Catholic parish church in continuous use in Baltimore.
10. St. Leo the Great
227 South Exeter Street
Located in the heart of Baltimore's Little Italy, this historically Italian parish opened in 1881.
11. Divine Mercy Shrine
408 South Chester Street
At Baltimore's premier Polish-American Catholic church, Holy Rosary, the Divine Mercy Shrine is dedicated to Trusting in Jesus' Love through the power of His Healing Mercy. Pilgrimages and tours of the Shrine and Church are available by appointment only.
12. Shrine of St. Anthony
12290 Folly Quarter Road
Located approximately one half hour from the Basilica, in historic Ellicott City, at the home of the Franciscan Friars, the Shrine houses a major relic of St. Anthony in its Chapel, which is open to the public.