We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1220 North 11th St, Saint Louis, MO 63106
Phone Number: +1 314-231-9407
Website
Improve this listing
Description: The Shrine is a beautifully retored 19th century Catholic church. St...
The Shrine is a beautifully retored 19th century Catholic church. St Joseph was built for German immigrants and staffed by Jesuit priests. We offer a Catholic mass every Sunday at 11am and a tour of the church follows each mass.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Good place for a wedding

The wedding was held in the Shrine. The inside has been meticulously restored. It was quite a hot day outside yet it remained cool indoors.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
tom m
,
Huntington Beach, California
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Huntington Beach, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The wedding was held in the Shrine. The inside has been meticulously restored. It was quite a hot day outside yet it remained cool indoors.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orland Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
139 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Shrine of St. Joseph features a beautiful interior. I enjoy photographing places of worship and the Shrine did not disappoint. I was permitted to use a tripod. When I entered the church, a tour was underway. Apparently, free tours are offered. I easily found free street parking within a block of the church. If you enjoy visiting churches, I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We decided to be tourists in our own town and went to mass at the Shrine. What an amazing story and building! We got there early so we could walk around the church before mass. We stayed for the short history lesson and tour of the church. We have been in many churches in the United States and in Europe... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wichita, KS
Level Contributor
90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It has the feeling that God really is there, that he resides there, that he is happy there. It was a church built to glorify God and His creation, not to glorify man and his creativity. Please don't go unless you have plenty of time, there is so much to see and wonder at. the silence and reverence of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

bought me to tears so beautiful and peaceful and I felt a sence of hope and comfort while i was there and it made me feel hope.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St.Louis,MO
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very impressive. Be certain to listen to the talk about the pastor who served this church and was robbed and killed.. it is also the place where an authenticated , by Rome., miracle occured. it is a beautiful church, which was almost torn down .On Holy family sunday, which is the sunday between Xmas and new Years, cookies and punch... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

A well preserved church, the altar and the ceiling is breathtaking . The pews you know it's antique , old, heavy and solid wood. They only have one holy mass at 11 am on Sunday's and a tour will follow after mass. I attended the holy mass , very few parishioners but intimate. A well worth visit....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a small church in the City that is just beautiful. Not as well known as the Cathedral but very beautiful. It is worth a visit to see the detailed artisan work.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greencastle, Indiana
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Dropped by the Shrine, unfortunately was locked. I didn't feel too great about trying to find the rectory and a person to let us in. But it's super pretty from the outside!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jim A, Owner at Shrine of St. Joseph, responded to this review

Grace, we are sorry we missed you. The Shrine is managed by volunteers, so we aren't available every day of the week. Generally, we have staff at the Shrine on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 2pm. On Friday from 8am-4pm. We can happily coordinate a visit. Call 314 231-9407, or email info@shrineofstjoseph.org to setup a time that works for... More 

Level Contributor
118 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

went buy but it was locked up and not open like the others in the area, I guess you should call before you go to see if anyone is there to let you in?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jim A, Owner at Shrine of St. Joseph, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Shrine. The Shrine has one weely mass at 11am on Sunday. A tour follows, so be sure to ask an usher to let them know you are interested in a tour after mass. The Shrine is managed by volunteers, so we aren't available every day of the week, but will gladly coordinate a visit. Call 314... More 

Travelers who viewed Shrine of St. Joseph also viewed

 

Been to Shrine of St. Joseph? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shrine of St. Joseph and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Shrine of St. Joseph staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?