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St. Mary Basilica

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Address: 105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
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+1 601-445-5616
08:00 - 16:15
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:15
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the...

Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the south, it is the spiritual home of a vibrant St. Mary Catholic community today. The construction of this place of worship was begun in 1842 as the Cathedral of the newly established Diocese of Natchez.

The St. Mary congregation takes pride in the basilica's colorful and prayerful setting, and welcomes visitors from near and distant places. The city of Natchez, on the Mississippi River and the birthplace of Mississippi, is a tourist destination because of its historic ante-bellum homes. St. Mary Basilica, also ante-bellum, is the city's central landmark.

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Beautiful place to celebrate Mass

Not only a beautiful place to visit but a great place to celebrate Mass. Two services, one at 5 PM on Saturday and one at 10 AM on Sunday, so avoid those times out of respect for... read more

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Cache, OK
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189 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not only a beautiful place to visit but a great place to celebrate Mass. Two services, one at 5 PM on Saturday and one at 10 AM on Sunday, so avoid those times out of respect for the faithful.

Thank JoMKess
Globe, Arizona
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If in Natchez, take a few minutes to silently enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of St Mary's. The gorgeous ceiling alone is worth the stop.

Thank Thea W
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The size and beauty of the Basilica nearly take your breath away as you enter. Be sure to take the time to walk the landscaped grounds, Bishops garden area and tribute to veterans. The live oak trees are spectacular.

Thank Dpskl
Mayflower, Arkansas
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were invited to walk through right before mass. Beautiful place and people were very friendly. A lady asked us to sit with her and she explained the statues and the stained glass windows. I would have loved to stay for service I'm sure it was wonderful.

Thank Laurie-TonyW
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Catholic Church! It also has a beautiful prayer garden in the back. Very serene and well-maintained. Definitely a must-see in Natchez, MS!!!

Thank Cebu_Bernard
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Church!!! It has a very nice prayer garden in the back as well. This church is located next to a serene memorial park for confederate soldiers and the Armed Forces. This area is a must-see!!!

Thank Cebu1600
Conroe, Texas, United States
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105 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St. Mary's is a breathtaking church. Beautiful inside with stained glass windows and painted ceiling. One of the most beautiful churches I have ever visited. If you like visiting historical churches, don't miss this one!

Thank Brenda V
Oviedo, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

St. Mary Basilica was serenely beautiful and breath taking. Being brought up in a Catholic family this cathedral just reminded me of a true sense of being in God's house. It was a humbling experience. I even took the time to pray and light candles for my loved ones who are now in heaven.

Thank gogo295
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

A gorgeous church and the architecture is stunning. Definitely something to see and a place to quietly sit and take in its beauty.

Thank Karen D
Reading, Michigan
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26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

So glad we made the effort to go here. It was so beautiful and quite a tribute to the church family for what was constructed.

Thank Nancy K

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