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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Address: 222 E Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401-4616
Phone Number: 912 233 4709
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia.

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Old European architecture in Savannah

Truly a beautiful and inspiring piece of architecture. What a treasure. French and Haitian immigrants heavily influenced this unique cathedral, built in 1850. Diverse congregation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Truly a beautiful and inspiring piece of architecture. What a treasure. French and Haitian immigrants heavily influenced this unique cathedral, built in 1850. Diverse congregation and a very pleasant security guards woman. Wanted to attend service, but chose one closer to our hotel. (See Christ Church review)

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Blacklick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cathedral is beautiful and offers a quiet refuge from the noise of the city. It is open most days, although it is closed when there are events in the Chapel. Definitely worth a visit.

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Athens, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in awe when I walked into this building. Even if you are not religious, you will be inspired by this place. The detail inside is amazing (and the outside is good too!!). There is a suggested donation of $2 but no mandatory entry fee. Pictures and video are also allowed, but do observe the quiet atmosphere as it... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've visited several times. They've usually got tour guides on duty that explain the history and construction of the church. Each time we learn something new.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely break from walking, beautiful architecture, nice piece of historic background, suggested donation

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only had a limited time to look around as a service was starting shortly. Excellent renovations well worth spend an hour or so.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing Cathedral to visit ! Except when an Event is ongoing in the Chapel, the Cathedral is open to visitors, who may wander about freely throughout the Chapel. There will be a monitor sitting at a desk in the atrium to maintain decor, but tours are self-guided. Donations are suggested ($2 per person), but not required....be nice. Please be... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were going to tour this beautiful church but it was closed to sightseers the day we chose to go which was on a Monday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

St. John the Baptist has beautiful stain glass, lofty ornate ceilings, and a true feeling of holiness.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a beautiful cathedral. I've traveled the world and have seen some old cathedrals, and this is one of the most beautiful ones in the United States.

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