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“Quaint, Historic Chapel on a Busy Campus”

St. Joan of Arc Chapel
Ranked #24 of 168 things to do in Milwaukee
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Nashville, TN
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863 reviews
579 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 834 helpful votes
“Quaint, Historic Chapel on a Busy Campus”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We walked up and down Wisconsin Avenue, looking for the address of the chapel but were unable to find it. The address listed here was a little misleading because the chapel is not actually on Wisconsin Avenue -- it is behind the Marquette University library buildings on a very busy campus. Fortunately, a very friendly student was happy to direct us to the chapel which is just charming. The delay in locating the chapel caused us to arrive during the midday mass, so we enjoyed some time walking around the exterior of the building discovering the beauty of the campus and nearby statues. The time needed to visit the chapel is minimal, but lovers of history and architecture will enjoy a brief stop here. The location is not far from the Pabst Mansion, so it would be easy to combine the two.

Visited September 2012
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Milwaukee, WI
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great park”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Great place to walk around with someone special. Close to the lakefront in Milwaukee. I love this place

Visited September 2012
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, United States
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“A piece of France in the middle of Milwaukee”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

A medieval gem in the heart of modern Milwaukee. A mass was said in my Dad's memory here and it couldn't have been more moving. A true treasure.

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186 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet in the middle of a busy city and campus”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Catholic or not, this small historic chapel is worth a quick stop. The gardens outside were beautiful. Once you push that heavy wood door open you enter another world. Inside read about the chapel, say a pray, reflect or just take in the beauty. One of a kind chapel in the heart of a city

Visited July 2012
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
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“Tiny, profound piece of history”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

I went to a Wednesday night mass here while my brother was still attending Marquette University some 10 years ago, but I'll never forget it! It was a mass full of college kids, the priest was really laid back, and people sang really upbeat hymns while sitting on the floor. Other than to attend for a service, it is a magical little building. It is VERY tiny, so cool. This really is a must see for anyone who has ever been to church, or anyone who likes libraries (funny thing to say - but if you like the library, you must like the quiet, right?), or anyone who likes history. You just feel nice being in there. The tiny building was brought over from France and reassembled right in Milwaukee. It also has a large stone in the back - I can't quite remember the story - it might be that St. Joan of Arc had touched it something, or it was the stone that was nearby when God supposedly told her to fight, or something like that. Anyway, it is always cold, regardless of how hot the chapel or the weather gets. So that's neat. It is a real jewel and not to be missed!

Visited September 2011
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