Basilica of the Assumption
Cathedral & Mulberry Streets
Rectory: 408 North Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Phone: (410) 727-3564
Fax: (410) 539-0407
Msgr. Arthur Valenzano, P.A., Pastor
Deac. Sean Keller, Deacon
Deac. Robert Shephard, Deacon
Jennifer Caine, Gift Shop Manager
Kelly Miller, Accounting Clerk/Bookkeep
Kathy Wandishin, Administrative Assistant
Started in 1806, completed in 1821. Cathedral and Mulberry Streets. The Mother Church of Roman Catholicism in the United States, the Basilica is the first Metropolitan Cathedral in the United States. Cornerstone blessed by Bishop John Carroll in 1806; dedicated by Archbishop Ambrose Marechal in 1821. Designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe (architect of the U.S. Capital), the Basilica is considered one of the finest examples of new-classical architecture in the world.
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The Archbishop's Residence
Adjoining the Basilica, 408 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, 21201.
Stations of the Cross are offered at 3:00pm every Friday during Lent. The Rosary is prayed Monday through Friday beginning at 7:00am, and on Saturday at 5:00pm.
The Basilica is open from 8:00am-10:00am on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day. There is one Mass at 9:00am, and no tours are offered on these days. In the event that Independence Day falls on a Sunday, the normal Sunday Mass schedule will apply.
The Basilica of the Assumption Historic Trust, Inc.
A non-profit corporation, whose purpose is "to maintain, preserve, protect, repair and restore the structure and site of the Basilica, together with its grounds and ancillary buildings to ensure that their historic and landmark character shall be preserved in trust for the enrichment of future generations of Baltimoreans." Chairman - Michael J. Ruck, Sr.
Historic Trust Contact Information
409 Cathedral Street
Historic Trust Staff
Greg Leitner, Regional Development Director
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Gift Shop Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM