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St. Mary Basilica

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Address: 105 South Union Street, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number:
+1 601-445-5616
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8:00 am - 4:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the...

Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the south, it is the spiritual home of a vibrant St. Mary Catholic community today. The construction of this place of worship was begun in 1842 as the Cathedral of the newly established Diocese of Natchez.

The St. Mary congregation takes pride in the basilica's colorful and prayerful setting, and welcomes visitors from near and distant places. The city of Natchez, on the Mississippi River and the birthplace of Mississippi, is a tourist destination because of its historic ante-bellum homes. St. Mary Basilica, also ante-bellum, is the city's central landmark.

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This is a gorgeous church! We are not Catholic, but loved the awesome stained glass windows and all of the statuary in the church. The ceiling was beautiful! The outside of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Victoria,TX
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Victoria,TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gorgeous church! We are not Catholic, but loved the awesome stained glass windows and all of the statuary in the church. The ceiling was beautiful! The outside of the building is also lovely....an amazing addition to the town!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning workmanship throughout directing the eye toward heaven, and elevating the soul in prayer. Lovely piece of history. Don't forget to stroll the Bishop's Garden.

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Denton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St Marys Basilica has to be the highlight of our visit to Natchez. We walked in on a weekday and overwhelmed with this beautiful and peacefull facility. We were welcomed by the staff and encouraged to tour the building and grounds. We plan on visiting again as we could not take it all in in one visit.

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Thank Curtis F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to drop in and be quiet for a minute. Very beautiful place of worship. Please go in quietly so as not to disturb those worshipping God

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Thank Tom W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

This is a Cathedral, and I believe it is THE Cathedral of MS. It is beautiful and old. Be sure to look up at the ceiling and see all the intricate details. AMEN!

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Thank Diane M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Visited Natchez for New Years and visited the Basilica on Saturday. The inside is beautiful. You can sit and look for a long time. We then attended Mass on Sunday morning. Nice priest and parishioners. Great way to start the New Year.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

I always try an visit local historical churches when traveling and this one did not disappointment! The colors of the paintings are so vibrant and we loved that the church was decorated for the holidays.

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Conway, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We stop in churches all of the time, but this one is a show stopper. On top of that we got to go to a Christmas presentation and reception. The whole church made us feel welcome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

So glad we had time to stop to see this lovely church, a great place to reflect on all that is good in this world and to pray for those who are not lucky enough to get to enjoy such a visit.

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The stop by to just look at the beauty is worth the time and effort. Glad someone mentioned it to us to do.

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