Cathedral of Saint Paul Guided Tours239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
The Cathedral is located 2 blocks South of I-94 on the corner of Summit (John Ireland Blvd) & Selby Avenue. Walking distance from the Minnesota History Center and the State Capitol.Get Directions
Each year, the Cathedral of Saint Paul welcomes over 200,000 guests and visitors. The Cathedral is recognized as a historical landmark, one of the most prominent buildings in the city and as a center of spiritual worship.
Guided tours, approximately one hour in length, are offered at the Cathedral of Saint Paul with a Cathedral docent Tuesday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. (except holy days and civil holidays). A suggested tour donation of $2 per person is always welcomed and will be used to support the Cathedral. Donations may be made at the Tour Desk in the main church. Those who would like to join the 1:00 p.m. tour should meet at the Tour Desk in the back of the church.
Please note: As the Cathedral is an active place of worship, daily tours may be canceled in deference to special liturgical events.
We ask that all visitors requesting a tour come at this regularly scheduled time. No individual appointments are necessary. However, if you have a group of 10 or more that would like to join the 1:00 p.m. tour, please contact the Tour Coordinator at 651-357-1327 with information about your group so that our docents can be prepared to accommodate the specific needs of your group. Large groups (40+) please also call the Tour Coordinator for special arrangements.
Hours & DatesGuided tours are offered Tuesday - Friday at 1pm (except holy days and civil holidays) and are approximately 1 hour in length. Individual as well as group reservations are required. Please contact us at [email protected], or call 651.357.1327.
The recommended tour donations are: $5 per person. Groups of 10 or more, the donation is $2 each. We accept payment at the Tour Desk in the main church.
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