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Great symbol of religious freedom
The Baltimore Basilica was designed by Benjamin Latrobe and built between the years of 1806 and 1821. After the adoption of the new Constitution, church leaders were eager to begin celebrating their new right to worship openly and from that point, it quickly became a symbol of religious freedom.
The Baltimore Basilica was America’s first Cathedral and is also known as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today, it has been fully restored and is now considered to be one of the world’s greatest examples of 19th Century architecture. Distinguished visitors include Pope John Paul II, the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and others. It is handicapped accessible and tours are available.
The Baltimore Basilica
409 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
Phone: +1 410 727 3565
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4:30pm; Sat-Sun 7am-5:30pm. Mass Mon-Sat 7:30am and 12:10pm; Sun 7:30am, 9am, 10:45am, 4pm and 5:30pm