Old Cathedral St. Louis

The City's First Church

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Officially known as the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, but locals call it the Old Cathedral. It began here as a log cabin in 1770. The current structure was dedicated in 1834.

Even those in St. Louis who are not Catholic easily recognize this church as the focal point of the city’s Christian faith.

Mass is performed here weekdays at 7 AM and 12:10 PM, 5:30 on Saturdays and four times on Sundays.

There’s a museum on the west side of the cathedral that speaks to the role of this little church in the history and growth of St. Louis.

The new Cathedral Basilica was built in 1914.

At A Glance

209 Walnut St.
St. Louis
(314) 231-3250


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