Hours & Location
Hours of Operation
The Basilica is Open
365 Days a Year
April 1 to
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 1 to
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Holy Days of Obligation Masses
Vigil Mass: 5:15 p.m.
7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 10:00
12:00 and 5:15
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.
There will be no Confessions on Sundays until further notice.
Monday to Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
On Jan 29 Confessions will be from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
On Jan 30 Confessions will be from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
No Confessions on:
Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
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.
Guided tours and audio tours are not available until further notice.
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.
1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Tour length: Approximately 1 hour
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].
Please click on the map to view.
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.
The Basilica’s Cafeteria is closed until further notice.
Gift Shop & Bookstore
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**