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Old St. Mary's Church

646 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
313-961-8711
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Ranked #7 of 87 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: St. Mary Roman Catholic Church is the third oldest parish in Detroit, Michigan. (The parish is better known as Old St. Mary's Church to avoid... more »
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Dryden, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We went to this church for a friends wedding and it was absolutely gorgeous! The noise inside the church was perfect, when we exited, there were loud cars being worked on/engines being revved.

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ST. George, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We aren't Catholic, but heard it was amazing and found a Priest that was nice enough to let us inside! The architecture is amazing!

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Rochester, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

For close to 200 years, Roman Catholics have worshipped here. Rebuilt after a fire in the 1880s and restored again in 1984, this is one of the most beautiful, most respectful religious icons in America.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is a n awesome experience to experience the historical churches the formed the foundations for Detroit families, businesses, and and values. Lovely church and history!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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123 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are into history this is a pretty neat place. It has a lot of history and the building is old. Not a lot to say about it but if you are wandering around downtown it is worth a peek. A bit of nice and quiet.

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Detroit, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great location in downtown for travelers. Across the street from Greektown Casino. Old traditional mass.

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Detroit, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Doors are usually open so you can walk in. The place is absolutely breathtaking. Must have been a ton of mob money dumped into this church back in the day.

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Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A beautiful old church in the heart of Detroit. A true rose in the thorn bush of life. I recommend a visit there just so see the art alone.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Detroit is a magnificent city. You have all kind of attractions. One of the principal is this beautiful church, the first in the city. There is the devotion of Saint Anne every July 26th. Saint Anne was the grandmother of Jesus. That's why this day is called also "Grandparents day".

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A beautiful old RC Church. Daily Mass at 12:10pm. Many relics in side cove. Daily confessions before Mass. Across from Greektown casino. Free parking if going to Mass.

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