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St. Mary Basilica, Natchez

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#6 of 10 in Historic Sites in Natchez
Welcome to St. Mary Basilica

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 antebellum homes. St. Mary Basilica, also antebellum, is the city's central landmark.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Smaller than expected, but beautiful nonetheless. Worth a visit for Mass or just to look around or to say a prayer.  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    While in Natchez for a couple of days seeing ante bellum houses, my wife and I took some time out to walk into an see the St. Mary Basilica. It was very impressive. There are many beautiful stained gl...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    This was a quick stop as they do not have guided tours. You just go in and look around. Beautiful stained glass!  more »
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  • April 30, 2017
    This is a beautiful Basilica!
  • October 25, 2015
    Bueatiful place was free to wonder and take pics have brochure to give you own guided tour
  • May 4, 2015
    Beautiful 1800s church, so ornate and artistic, well worth the drive.
  • March 31, 2011
    This is NOT St. Mary's and surely not from the Owner???

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