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Basilica of St. Josaphat

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Address: 2333 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Phone Number: +1 414-645-5623
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The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a ministry of the Conventual...

The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans on the South Side of Milwaukee in Historic Lincoln Village.

The Basilica is a Franciscan center for prayer and spirituality, inspiration and beauty. It is home to a vibrant Roman Catholic parish and remains a testament to the faith of the Polish immigrants that created it.

We invite you to join us for a visit, a tour, for worship or in prayer.

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Do not miss seeing this when you visit Milwaukee!

This is one of the most beautiful basilica's in the country. We always take our out of town guests to visit. It's a thrill to watch their amazed faces when they see all of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Anna Marie L
Greendale, Wisconsin
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful basilica's in the country. We always take our out of town guests to visit. It's a thrill to watch their amazed faces when they see all of the angels and the gold. There are tours with a history narrative offered after some masses on Sunday. Be sure to park in the guarded lot;... More 

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside of the Basilica is absolutely beautiful. I never went to the St. Peter's Basilica in Italy, but apparently this one is modeled after the one in Rome. The architecture, murals, and glass stained windows are stunning and awesome. However, the inside of the Basilica is a stark contrast to the environs. It is easy to get from the... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

More of a museum than a church but well worth a tour. The Basilica has a rich history including how it was built with old building materials from Chicago and transported to Milwaukee. And that's all over 100 years ago. Well worth your time.

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Saint Francis, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basilica of St. Josaphat, located in the Lincoln Village neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, North America, in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, is one of 62 minor basilicas found in the United States. In its grandeur and opulence it is an excellent example of the so-called Polish Cathedral style of church architecture found in the Great Lakes region of... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The basilica is located just south of downtown Milwaukee and is easily accessible from highway 94. If you've driven in the area, you've probably seen it standing prominently on the hill. Parking is plentiful on 6th street. Access is not via the front doors, but in the Jihn Paul II pavilion to the left of the parking lot. It's really... More 

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tosa, wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My cousin got married here. The service was beautiful. The church is very ornate and beautiful. There is also a museum and a gift shop onsite. I didn't shop or have time to check out the museum. They do accept free will offering for the museum. Wonderful place to visit if you are in the area.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Bailica was built by Polish immigrants in the early 1900's. It's not a basilica in the technical sense. However, the Vatican decides what church is or isn't a Minor Basilica. To be a basilica, the church has to be large, historically important, and a place of pilgrimage. St. Josephat is all of those. It's also beautifully decorated, inside and... More 

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Jackson, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This was a beautiful, peaceful, and ornate Basilica. This was an unexpected stop and we are so pleased to have been able to visit here.

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Sanford, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is possibly the most ornate, most awesome church we have ever been in the US or abroad. Has a little museum and gift shop too. Open M-F 9-4. (Church doors will be locked.) Enter through Visitor Center on side of church. Donation only. Don't want to miss this little jewel. Saturday night Mass with choir was lovely too.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Outstanding visit to the Basilica, to see its antiquity, sacred art, religious atmosphere and to hear about the history is so moving. Loved the friendliness of the staff and parishioners. Beautiful place to visit and pray in. Can't wait to return.

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