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Hours & Location

Hours of Operation

The Basilica is Open

365 Days a Year

Open Daily

6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Mass Schedules

Sunday Masses

7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.

12:00 noon,
2:30 p.m. (en español),
and 4:30 p.m.

Daily Masses

7:00 and 8:00 a.m.

12:10 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Vigil Mass (Saturday):
4:30 p.m.

Holy Days of Obligation Masses

Vigil Mass: 5:15 p.m.

7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

12:10 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

During Sacred Liturgies held in the Crypt Church the Chapels of our Lady of Vailankanni and Antipolo are inaccessible.

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

Confession Schedules


10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m (Noon)

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (En Espanol)

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday to Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

No Confessions on:

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

Tours Schedules

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


Tours are unavailable on Sundays.

Tour length: Approximately 1 hour


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 [email protected].

basilica exterior map

Please click on the map to view.

Interactive Map

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.


basilica cafeteria

The Basilica cafeteria is now open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

Gift Shop & Bookstore

basilica gift shop

Open Daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.