Tour of the National Shrine

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Tour of the National Shrine

Take a tour of the National Shrine to learn about the Shrine’s history, architecture, and ecclesiastical art.

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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 400 Michigan Ave NE Washington, DC 20017

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If you desire to tour the Shrine, we offer guided tours that last approximately one hour. The tour includes visits to chapels on the Crypt level, and includes information about the history of the Shrine, the architecture, and the ecclesiastical artwork. View the magnificent mosaics ornamenting the chapels and the domes in the Great Upper Church, as well as several majestic sculptures depicting Our Lord, the Blessed Mother, and many saints.