U.S. Pilgrimage Directory

There are so many places to pilgrimage to right here in the United States! Did you know there’s an official Church recognized Marian apparition in Wisconsin? There’s a shrine there. Are you familiar with the dozen or so Saints and Blesseds in the United States? Their tombs and shrines make amazing pilgrimage destinations. 

Also, check out our FREE Pilgrimage Guide for the United States! It’s 18 pages of pilgrimage sites listed by category, including Marian shrines, grottos, where holy Americans are buried, all the cathedrals and basilicas, and more. It’s a fun and simple way to help you find pilgrimage sites near where you live or where you may travel to!

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church , Eureka Springs

Our Lady of the Ozarks Shrine, Fort Smith

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Little Rock

Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco – Benedictine Abbey

St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Copatroness of the Unborn, Bakersfield

Shrine of St. Thérèse, Fresno

Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang Shrine, Garden Grove

Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles, Gustine

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Laton

Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Livingston

St. Andrew Catholic Church, Pasadena

Sanctuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Sacramento

The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, San Francisco

Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace, Santa Clara

Shrine of Saint Joseph, Santa Cruz

The California Missions:

This is a list of the 21 California Missions in order from south to north along The Camino Real (“The King’s Road” that connects the 21 missions).  

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá  – Guided tours (book in advance, fee)

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Oceanside – Spiritual retreat center, museum with self guided tour and entry fee

Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, San Gabriel

Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana, Mission Hills

Mission Basilica San Buenaventura, San Buenaventura

Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Ines Virgen y Martir, Lompoc

Mission La Purisima Concepcion, California State Park

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Luis Obispo

Mission San Miguel Arcangel, San Miguel

Mission San Antonio de Padua, Jolon

Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, Soledad

Mission Basilica San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel, Carmel – location of St. Junipero Serra’s tomb

Mission San Juan Bautista, San Juan Bautista

Mission Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Mission Santa Clara de Asis, Santa Clara

Mission San Jose, Fremont

Mission San Francisco de Asis & Mission Dolores Basilica, San Francisco

Mission San Rafael Arcangel, San Rafael

Mission San Francisco Solano, Sonoma – part of the Sonoma State Historic Park

Camp St. Malo (St. Catherine of Sienna Chapel), Allenspark

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Antonito – oldest church in Colorado

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver – tomb of Servant of God Julia Greeley

Mother Cabrini Shrine, Golden

Shrine of St. Therese, Pueblo

Chapel of All Saints and Shrine of the Stations of the Cross, San Luis

Ave Maria Shrine, Trinidad

St. Margaret’s Shrine, Bridgeport

The Shrine of Lourdes, Litchfield

Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center, New Haven – Knights of Columbus Museum

St. Mary’s Church, New Haven – where Blessed Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus and is entombed

Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, Stamford

Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Waterbury

Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace, New Castle – 32 foot tall, stainless steel statue of Mary

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu, Oahu – site of St. Marianne Cope’s tomb and St. Damien’s ordination

Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai – historic site – location of St. Philomena Church and St. Damien Molokai’s original burial site

St. Gabriel Mission “Coral Miracle Church”, Keanae, Maui ***in need of donations for critical repairs

Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Church, Molokai

Holy Ghost Mission, Waiakoa, Maui

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Boise

Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood – Benedictine Sisters

Old Mission State Park, Couer d’Alene

Basilica of the Most Sacred Heart, Notre Dame

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Notre Dame

Shrine of Christ’s Passion, St. John

Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods – location of St. Theodore Guerin’s tomb

Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln and Monte Cassino Shrine, St. Meinard

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier (Old Cathedral), Vincennes

Benedictine College, Atchison – Mary’s Grotto

St. Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison – Benedictine abbey

Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Mound City

St. Mary’s Church, St. Benedict

Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Witchita

St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral Basilica, Bardstown

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Louisville – has remains of third century saints from Rome

Basilica of the Blessed Virgin of Gethsemani and Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist – Trappist monastery

St. Mary’s Church, Annapolis

Charles Carroll House, Annapolis

Carroll Museums, Baltimore – historic sites of the Catholic signer of the Declaration, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

St. Jude Shrine, Baltimore

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption, Baltimore – America’s first cathedral

St. Mary’s Spiritual Center & Mother Seton House, Baltimore – First Roman Catholic Seminary in the U.S., Home of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and site of first African-American Catholic parish

National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori, Baltimore

Our Lady of Mount Providence Chapel, Baltimore – location of Servant of God Mary Lange’s tomb

Shrine of St. Anthony, Ellicott City

National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Emmitsburg

Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg – location of St. Elizabeth Anne Seton’s tomb

National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Attleboro

Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston

Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston

Madonna, Queen of the Universe National Shrine, Boston

St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine, Boston

St. Francis Chapel, Boston

Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Chicopee

Portiuncula Chapel, Hanover – built with materials from Assisi and constructed to replicate the chapel St. Francis built.

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Holliston

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Fall River

St. Anne Shrine, Fall River

St. Joseph the Worker Shrine, Lowell

The Museum of Family Prayer, North Easton

    • nearby Cemetery of Holy Cross Religious is the burial site of Venerable Patrick Peyton

Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, Springfield

National Shrine of Divine Mercy, Stockbridge

St. Joseph Basilica, Webster

Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Worcester

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Detroit – known for it’s grotto

Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit, Detroit

Old St. Mary’s, Detroit – three indoor grottos

Solanus Casey Center, Detroit – location of the tomb of Blessed Solanus Casey

Basilica of St. Adalbert, Grand Rapids

Father Marquette National Memorial, St. Ignace – located in Straits State Park

Marquette Mission Park, St. Ignace

Bishop Baraga Shrine, L’Anse

Bishop Baraga Museum, Marquette

National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, Royal Oak

National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods, Indian River

Our Lady of the Woods Shrine, Mio

Our Lady of the Rockies, Butte – third tallest statue in the United States

Cathedral of St. Helena, Helena

Historic St. Mary’s Mission & Museum, Stevensville – historic park of the first Jesuit mission in Montana

Doyd Memorial Chapel, Boys Town – Servant of God Edward Flanagan’s tomb

Cloisters on the Platte, Gretna

Holy Family Shrine, Gretna

Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Lincoln

Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha

Christ the King Priory and Saint Benedict Center, Schuyler – Benedictine priory

Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Las Vegas – the city’s first Catholic church

Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer, Las Vegas

St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, Reno

Saint Mary of the Mountains, Virginia City

Monastery of Christ in the Desert, near Abiquiu

San Felipe de Neri Church and Sister Blandina Convent Museum, Albuquerque

Shrine of St. Bernadette, Albuquerque

El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo

Basilica of San Albino, Mesilla

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Asissi, Sante Fe

San Miguel Chapel, Santa Fe – oldest church still in use in the continental U.S.

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Santa Fe

The Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe – location of the stairs believed to be built by St. Joseph

Basilica of St. Lawrence, Asheville

Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians, Belmont

St. Jude’s Chapel of Hope, Hot Springs

Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, Wilmington

Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue

Catholic Familyland, Bloomingdale – location of Holy Family Fest of the Apostolate of Family Consecration

Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Canton

Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey

Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati

Holy Cross-Immaculata Church, Cincinnati – known for praying the “Good Friday Steps” up to the hilltop church

Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, Cincinnati

St. Anthony Shrine and Friary, Cincinatti

Catholic Museum of Art and History, Columbus

Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine, Euclid

Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, Maria Stein

Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, Marietta

Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, North Jackson

Franciscan University, Steubenville – replica Portiuncula Chapel, Lourdes Grotto, and more

Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Youngstown

Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Bison

Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey, Hulbert – Benedictine abbey

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Okarche – Blessed Stanley Rother’s home parish

Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine, Oklahoma City – being constructed, completion expected 2022

St. Joseph Old Cathedral, Oklahoma City

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Pawhuska

National Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague, Prague

St. Mary’s Church, Newport – Rhode Island’s first parish and location of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier’s wedding

Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence

Basilica of St. Peter, Columbia

Shrine of Our Lady of Joyful Hope, Kingstree

Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner

Fatima Family Shrine, Alexandria

Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls

The House of Mary Shrine, Yankton

Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Chattanooga

Shrine of Our Lady Virgin of the Poor, New Hope

Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis – gravesite of SoG Thea Bowman

St. Martin de Porres National Shrine & Institute, Memphis

St. Peter Church, Memphis

Shrine of Our Lady Virgin of the Poor, New Hope

Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Knoxville

The Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt, Austin

St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont

Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Dallas

Shrine of the True Cross, Dickinson

El Paso Mission Trail, El Paso

Presidio Chapel of San Elizario, El Paso

St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Galveston

Presidio La Bahia, Goliad

Schoenstatt Cor Unum in Patre Shrine, Helotes

Schoenstatt Shrine of Confidence, Lamar

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish & Shrine, Midland

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower, San Antonio

Lourdes Grotto & Tepeyac de San Antonio, San Antonio

Shrine of St. Padre Pio, San Antonio

Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle, San Juan

Painted Churches of Schulenburg, Texas Hill Country

The Texas Missions:

Corpus Christi de la Ysleta, El Paso

Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga, Goliad – Texas state park

Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna, San Antonio – San Antonio Missions National Park, active church

San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo), San Antonio – historic park, not an active church

San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio – San Antonio Missions National Park and active, parish church

San Francisco de la Espada, San Antonio – San Antonio Missions National Park, active church

San Juan Capistrano, San Antonio – San Antonio Missions National Park, active church

Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion de Los Piros de Socorro del Sur, Socorro

San Francisco de los Tejas, Weches – Texas state park

Saint Anne’s Shrine, Isle La Motte

Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer, Jamaica – replica of Mary’s house in Ephesus, Turkey.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Stowe – church built on the farmland where Servant of God Joseph Dutton grew up, and is dedicated to him.

De Goede Farm and Gardens Chapel, Mossyrock – chapel and trail with Stations of the Cross to a great concrete cross on hilltop

St. James Cathedral, Seattle

Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, Spokane

Providence Academy, Vancouver – former orphanage and school built by Mother Joseph – historic tour

Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater, Vancouver

Cathedral of St. Mary, Cheyenne

Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Grand Teton National Park

Our Lady of Peace Shrine, Pine Bluffs

St. Stephens Indian Mission, St. Stephen’s