St. Alphonsus Shrine – St. Alphonsus, once dubbed “the German cathedral,” serves as a notable example of Gothic/American architecture in the United States. For seventy-two years St. Alphonsus served the German community before being offered to the growing Lithuanian community in Baltimore.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – As the first Roman Catholic cathedral in the United States, the Basilica of the Assumption is a major landmark in the history of religion of the nation. The Basilica is, as well, a major monument in American architectural history. It has been described as “North America’s most beautiful church” by architectural historian Sir Nicholas Pevsner and as “one of the finest ecclesiastical monuments of Romantic classicism” by Henry Russell Hitchcock. The Basilica is generally considered the architectural masterpiece of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the first professional architect to practice in the Republic and the architect of the U.S. Capitol.
Cathedral of Mary Our Queen – The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen upholds many traditions of the great cathedrals of Europe. Construction for the Cathedral began in 1954 with the dedication ceremony commencing five years later.
St. Charles College – St. Charles College, now closed, plays an integral part of the history of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Two former archbishops, and nine bishops of Baltimore received formal instruction at this college/seminary before its closure in 1969.
St. Mary’s Seminary – Opened in 1791, St. Mary’s Seminary is the oldest seminary in the United States. Since its inception, it has been owned and operated by the Sulpician community.
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary – Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is well-known for its more traditional theology, discipline and rural isolation. It has served as a locus of priestly formation since its inception in 1808.
St. Peter’s Pro-Cathedral – As the first Pro-Cathedral in the United States, St. Peter’s served the entire community of Baltimore for several years. It was closed in 1841.
St. Mary’s Spiritual Center & Historic Site – A unique place, both in its history of the Catholic Church in the United States and in its contemporary spiritual ministry. Located at 600 North Paca Street, St. Mary’s Spiritual Center & Historic Site is home to two historic buildings, the Mother Seton House and the Historic Seminary Chapel. The site is also home to St. Mary’s Spiritual Center.