St. Joan of Arc Chapel, Milwaukee

4.6
#5 of 9 in Historic Sites in Milwaukee
St. Joan of Arc Chapel is a Roman Catholic chapel today located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, on the campus of Marquette University, in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc on May 26, 1966, after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally built in the Rhône River Valley in France.HistoryIn FranceOriginally named Chapelle de St. Martin de Sayssuel, the chapel was built over several generations in the French village Chasse-sur-Rhône, south of Lyon. Estimates are that it was built around the 15th century. The building was abandoned after the French Revolution and fell into ruin. After World War I, the young architect Jacques Couëlle rediscovered the chapel and negotiated a transfer to the Brookville, New York home of Gertrude Hill Gavin, the daughter of James J. Hill, best known as the founder of the Great Northern Railway. Couëlle went so far as to refer to the chapel as "ce monument absolument unique en son genre" (the most absolutely unique monument of its kind).
Take a look at our Milwaukee trip planner to schedule your visit to St. Joan of Arc Chapel and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Source
Create an itinerary including St. Joan of Arc Chapel
map
St. Joan of Arc Chapel Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
127 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • I was astonished to learn that this building was transported from France stone by stone and reconstructed on campus. They offer mass at noon.  more »
  • Classes were not in session, so we were surprised to find the chapel open with an enthusiastic docent present, ready and able to inform us of the history of this lovely chapel. If she'd not been there...  more »
  • Joan of Arc Chapel sits at the heart of Marquette's campus. A Beautiful setting on a slight hill top with ornate flowers as you approach the entrance of the chapel. The chapel originally erected in 14...  more »
Google
  • Joan of Arc Chapel sits at the heart of Marquette's campus. A Beautiful setting on a slight hill top with ornate flowers as you approach the entrance of the chapel. The chapel originally erected in 1420 was bought by philanthropists and moved to Marquette's campus in the 1960"s . This is a historic structure and if you are nearby I recommend a stop to see this very historic chapel and the beautiful campus of Marquette.
  • A true treasure in Milwaukee.
  • The St. Joan of Arc Chapel, originally built in France in the 13th century and shipped to Milwaukee in the 1960, is a completely unique, gorgeous worship space. Regularly filled with prayer and song, the Chapel is the heart of the Catholic community at Marquette.
  • This is a historic place and a must see.
  • An absolutely gorgeous place to pray, seeped in history and Jesuit tradition. Tuesday Night Mass is a must for any of the faithful, both at Marquette and beyond!

Plan your trip to Milwaukee

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Milwaukee

Staying in the city center puts you right in the heart of the activity, and means you can take advantage of all the things to do in Milwaukee’s walkable downtown area. Options here include big chain hotels as well as quirky inns. Party animals should sacrifice some sleep to stay close to Milwaukee’s lively bar scene, centered around Water Street. Those who want a little more rest should consider a scenic resort in the greater Milwaukee area; many of these are within easy driving distance of the main attractions.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Milwaukee by other users

6 days in Milwaukee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Wisconsin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Wisconsin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Milwaukee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Milwaukee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Milwaukee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Milwaukee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Milwaukee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wisconsin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: March, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Wisconsin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans