Hours & Location

Hours of Operation

The Basilica is open

365 Days a Year

April 1 to
October 31

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

November 1 to
March 31

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Mass Schedules

Sunday Masses

Vigil:
5:15 p.m. (Saturday)

Morning:
7:30, 9:00, 10:30

Afternoon:
12:00 (Solemn Liturgy),
1:30 (en español), 4:30

Daily Masses

Morning:
7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30

Afternoon:
12:10 and 5:15

Holy Days of Obligation Masses

Vigil Mass: 5:15 p.m.

Morning:
7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 10:00

Afternoon:
12:00 and 5:15

**Special Mass Schedules for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day**

Confession Schedules

Sunday

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (en español)
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday to Saturday

7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

No Confessions on:

Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Tours Schedules

Regularly scheduled guided tours for groups under 15 people are free of charge and require no advance reservations. Audio tours are also available and free of charge.

Monday – Saturday

9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Sundays

1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.

Tour length: Approximately 1 hour

Location

Our Address:

400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast
Washington, DC 20017

Accessibility & Map

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is wheelchair accessible.

Disability parking is available in designated areas in the East parking lot alongside the Basilica and in the Basilica’s West parking lot across Harewood Road.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available on site, on a first come, first served basis.

The Basilica provides Sign Language Interpretation for its Solemn Mass at 12 noon on Sundays and on other select Solemnities.

For questions regarding accessibility, please contact visitorservices@bnsic.org.

basilica exterior map

Please click on the map to view.

Interactive Map

Explore the Basilica with Our Interactive Map

View each point of interest with our interactive map, exploring the art and architecture throughout the Crypt Level, Upper Church Level, and exterior gardens.

Cafeteria

basilica cafeteria

The Basilica cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch daily, offering a variety of hot and cold entrees, sandwiches, salads, desserts, snacks, and beverages. Vending machines are also available during and outside of cafeteria operating hours.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday

7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Basilica cafeteria offers special menus for large groups who wish to incorporate breakfast or lunch into their visit, including boxed lunches to-go. Arrangements for these meals require prior notice. Please contact Visitor Services at visitorservices@bnsic.org.

Gift Shop & Bookstore

basilica gift shop

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Year-Round)

Saturday & Sunday

8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (April – October)
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (November – March)

**Closed Thanksgiving Day**