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Old St. Patrick's Church

724 Camp St., At Girod, New Orleans, LA (Central Business District)
504/525-4413
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As featured in 3 days in New Orleans
Ranked #40 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A National Historic Landmark, Old St. Patrick's Church is one of only two early landmarks of distinction left in Lafayette Square, the other being... more » Owner description: A National Historic Landmark, Old St. Patrick's Church is one of only two early landmarks of distinction left in Lafayette Square, the other being Gallier Hall. Irish immigrants built the Gothic-style church in 1840 to rival the French St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. « less
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English first
Port Clinton, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We passed by in the late afternoon and it was closed. The next day we passed by earlier and went in for the noon mass. WOW!

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We walked to Saint Patrick's on a rainy Saturday afternoon and were not disappointed. The cathedral is small but incredibly detailed and a great example of the gothic style. We snuck in between services so didn't stay too long, but there is plenty to view from a seat in the pew. Worth the walk if you like cathedrals, stained glass,... More

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Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The ceiling and stained glass are beautiful. Many wonderful features to see; don’t go when Mass is being held because they ask you to not take pictures then. Check the schedule before you go.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

They were getting ready to start mass so we snuck in and took a few pictures... They were getting ready to start mass so we snuck in and took a few pictures... They were getting ready to start mass so we snuck in and took a few pictures... They were getting ready to start mass so we snuck in and... More

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Waldorf, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Location is interesting. Right in a business district. Beautiful church with a European feel. Stained glass windows are awesome. Eight o'clock Mass felt rushed with no music but I loved the homily. If you are in town and want to attend Mass, definitely go to St. Patricks.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Not Catholic - but love this church and the message from the pulpit is always good and worth the visit. Plus the beauty of the sanctuary makes you feel like you are closer to God.

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Texas
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644 reviews 644 reviews
162 attraction reviews
1,205 helpful votes 1,205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Old St. Patrick's Church, a Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, was completed in 1940. It is the second oldest parish in the Crescent City. I spent about a half a hour visiting this beautiful church. With the exception of a priest and cleaning personnel, the church was empty, and I was able to wander around taking pictures... More

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Williams, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I tried 4 times, over two days, to get into this church. Unfortunately, it was never open. If you want to visit, I would suggest going to a service (or right before/after service) or calling the church and seeing if they have specific hours. I couldn't find any on their website, nor is there any information on the front. I... More

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Niceville, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This stunning, gothic church was built by the Irish in New Orleans so they could worship in English. The exterior is awe-inspiring and the interior a work of art.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We arrived at the church just as it opened for the day and we were awed as we entered the building. It is breathtaking to say the least! The stained glass, the old statues of the saints, the altar.....I could go on and on. We enjoyed the peace, tranquility and beauty of the church as we knelt in prayer. St.... More

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