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St. John's Cathedral

Address: 802 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee, WI (Downtown)
Phone Number: 414-276-9814
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Ranked #60 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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243 reviews 243 reviews
102 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This church is not as impressive as we had expected. It was easy to get to, and we were able to park right out in front (meter). There isn't much to look at, and we were only there a few minutes. If you are in the area, stop and look, otherwise, pass.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

As the seat of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, this Church is just as beautiful as you would expect. Gorgeous stained glass, impressive architecture, and incredible sound quality. The choir is beautiful during Mass. The Cathedral is open during the day and very quiet - great for folks working downtown who need a quiet place to pray and think.

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Mt Pleasant, WI
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Before the modernization, it was a very beautiful Cathedral. Attending Mass with Bishop Dolan was very very heart warming.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I had never seen the church prior to the "changes" so I had nothing to compare it to, but I attend a mass with my nephew prior to his confirmation and was impressed. Afterwards, we were given an informational tour, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The history of the church is impressive. There is also, now an interesting ghost tour that... More 

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Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Awesome architecture, serene and peaceful. Worth a visit even if you don't attend mass

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

An old church, nothing compared to St. Josaphat . In downtown area and close to the east side

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

If you are a church architecture buff you have to this cathedral. Interesting blend of modern and traditional aspects. The sanctuary cross is a marvel.

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Milwaukee, Wi
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38 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

This is the home of the Archbishop. Several years ago it was dramatically modernized with more flexible seating. Christmas concerts are marvelous. Beauiful place for mass.

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

I was staying a block from the St. John's Cathdral and decided to take a look inside. It was immediately apparent that someone thought the cathedral needed "updating" and made two ghastly changes: 1. A huge crown of thorns and crucifix hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the interior is hideous in so many ways it defies description.... More 

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