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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

  • Address:
    400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast
    Washington, DC 20017
  • Phone:
    (202) 526-8300
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As the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America, and one of the ten largest churches in the world, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception welcomes pilgrims and tourists alike from across the country and around the world.

Located in Washington, D.C., the Basilica is renowned for its unique architecture, beautiful sacred art (the largest collection of contemporary ecclesiastical art in the world) and rich Catholic and American history and heritage.

Nearly one million people visit the Basilica each year as a destination of its own or as part of touring our nation’s capital. Open daily, the Basilica welcomes individuals, families, groups, buses, tours and pilgrimages, and offers free parking, guided tours, a gift shop, book store, cafeteria and more.

We welcome you to visit us!