Visitor Information

OLV National Shrine & Basilica is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Visitors of all faiths are welcome and there is no charge for admission.
Guided Tours of OLV National Shrine & Basilica

Open, guided tours are conducted every Sunday at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. (except on Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day). No appointment is needed for tours. Meet the tour guide at the "Tour Begins Here" sign located in the vestibule (the main foyer) of the Basilica shortly before 1 or 2 p.m. (Please note: if Basilica ceremonies are scheduled, tours may be delayed for a short time.)

Group Tours

Group tours may be scheduled any time between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. throughout the week except Fridays, provided they do not conflict with Masses, weddings, or funerals. Tours last approximately one hour, although arrangements can be made to shorten/lengthen the tour. To schedule a Group Tour, contact Dianne Bosinski at (716) 828-9424 (or via email). Please allow ample time when calling to schedule a tour. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.
Tours of the breathtaking OLV National Shrine & Basilica are free of charge, although donations are accepted and go toward the cost of ongoing renovations and maintenance.
Ample parking is available behind the Shrine and is accessible off of South Park Avenue (Rte. 62).
The Basilica is wheelchair accessible via ramps and elevator.
We hope that you consider making the OLV National Shrine & Basilica tour a stop on your family's next trip to the Buffalo area. You will not be disappointed!
If you have any questions, contact us by email or at (716) 828-9424.

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