The first Catholic cathedral built in the United States after the adoption of the Constitution, the Baltimore Basilica became a symbol for religious freedom in the new nation. It is also an important work of architecture designed by Benjamin Latrobe.
Quick Facts on the Baltimore Basilica
- Other names
- Baltimore Basilica
Basilica of the Assumption
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Phone number
- Opening hours
- Mon-Fri: 7am-4:30pm
Memorial Day, Independence Day (unless it falls on a weekend), Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day: 8am-10am
Gift shop: Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm, Sun: 11am-4pm
- Free. Donation of $2 or more requested for group tours.
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