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Old St. Mary's Church

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Address: 836 N. Broadway St., Milwaukee, WI
Phone Number: +1 414-271-6180
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30

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1847 and Still Vibrant

There was to be a wedding at 5:00 in the lovely sanctuary. The programs listing bride, groom etc. were awaiting guests. Even though the ceremonies were not to begin for 3 hours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
jane o
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Holland, Michigan

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

There was to be a wedding at 5:00 in the lovely sanctuary. The programs listing bride, groom etc. were awaiting guests. Even though the ceremonies were not to begin for 3 hours, all was safe inside this historic edifice.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was married here, oh so many years ago. It's only a few blocks from City Hall. It is old and has been beautifully restored.

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

In Milwaukee for just a couple days, and visited Old St Mary's early in the morning for the 7AM mass. What an awesome place, and about 50 business people there for the morning mass to start their day.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Beautiful and Father Tim welcomes everyone - he's a great priest who is revitalizing the East Side Catholic churches.

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Belleair, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

Old St. Mary's is one of Milwaukee's oldest churches. Although smaller than many churches, it is one of the most beautifuland a very vibrant parish as well. It's downtown and worth a visit. Unfortunately, it is not unlocked during the day. To visit, come during daily mass (7:00 am and noon) or on Sunday mornings.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Small but ample to host a wedding; quite old but well kept ; historical but in the downtown what else is left to describe, No fees to enter; a quick 15 mins is enough if you are not going for the mass.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

The church is quite old and lovely. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many people attend the Ash Wednesday services at lunchtime. I'm not sure who was leading the service

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

This is a beautiful church with gorgeous stained glass windows. For those of us who work downtown, they have a noon Mass on holy days that takes about 45 minutes (so you can go over your lunch hour).

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

While a little staid on the outside, the interior is beautiful. It has a very modern central cross over the altar. The seating arrangements are flexible which can be a plus. THe acoustics are a little echo-y but still very good.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

Take a moment and step back in time, very good example of a traditional Catholic Church, you can visit anytime. Check the mass schedules for times. Great pictures!

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