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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site

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Great Summer Place

Went to a summer Mass there on Sunday during the summer perfect spot for an outdoor setting a light... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
William M
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Amazing!

Ever since my Confirmation in 8th grade I have wanted to come to this shrine. I was a little... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Laura K
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Oct 1, 2018
“Great Summer Place”
Sep 20, 2018
“Amazing!”
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A Sacred Place of Peace and Healing - Home of the first Native American saint, Kateri Tekakwitha. The Shrine is home to Caughnawaga, the only fully excavated Mohawk village of that era. Nearby, the holy spring, whose water was used to baptize her...more
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3636 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068-6107
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Went to a summer Mass there on Sunday during the summer perfect spot for an outdoor setting a light Breeze plenty of shade and beautiful grounds to walk around after

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William M
Rita G, General Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed our outdoor Mass. God bless you, William!

Reviewed September 20, 2018

Ever since my Confirmation in 8th grade I have wanted to come to this shrine. I was a little nervous I would be disappointed after 20 years but I was so impressed. There is not a ton to do here however what is there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rita G, General Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so happy you came to visit and had an amazing experience. God bless you!!

Reviewed May 25, 2018

I have seen a number of museums of the Native peoples of the USA, and this one was worthy of the highest rating. But my primary reason for coming to the Shrine was to enrich my contact with beloved Kateri, who has been a positive...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Rita G, General Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience. May God bless you!

Reviewed February 7, 2018

I visited there several times over the past 2 years, it is a tranquil place of worship and praise. The staff is dedicated, and the prayer chapels and grounds are indeed, breathtaking and wonderfully kept.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Rita G, Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Thank you very much for this wonderful review! God bless you!!

Reviewed February 7, 2018

The opportunity to walk and be in the presence of these surroundings; where an indigenous young woman grew in her faith. Very serene and calming, providing any visitor to become reflective on this young person growing in faith and dealing with the challenges of that...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Rita G, Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Thank you very much for this lovely review! May God bless you!!

Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to New England. Peaceful setting. Nice layout. Nice hike to Indian archeological site. Friendly staff. Beautiful grounds.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Schneider231
Rita G, Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thank you very much for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit here. May God bless you!

Reviewed September 15, 2017

What an awe-inspiring shrine. There was a museum, a tour, and gift shop. The grounds are very peaceful.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Brian H
Rita G, Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thank you very much for your nice review. We are happy to hear you had a meaningful experience here. May God bless you!

Reviewed July 24, 2017

This shrine was the first of two I visited on my way to visit relatives in New York. The grounds were breathtaking and the museum was a great surprise. Even if you are not interested in the religious aspects of this shrine I would stop...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Frank T
Rita G, Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thank you very much for the wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We do have bug spray for sale in the gift shop and/or you can also drive up to the archaeological site. We look forward to your next visit....More

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Tia J
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Response from Rita G | Property representative |
Hi Tia, Yes, there are 3 hotels nearby in Johnstown - Super 8, Microtel, and Holiday Inn.
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