Tour Georgia’s only Roman Catholic Basilica, Sacred Heart Church, designed by local architect W. T. Downing and on the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1897 and lovingly maintained throughout its history, Sacred Heart was elevated to the status of a Minor Basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. You will have a chance to admire the more than 100-year-old Mayer stained glass, high altar and Victorian brass baptismal font.
As a special presentation, a brief organ recital at the end of the tour will demonstrate the beauty of the Casavant Frères Organ, Opus 3823, installed in 2006.
This event is partially accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. For questions call 404-688-3353.
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.
Do not use a GPS navigation device to locate the church – it is located on the east side of Peachtree Center Avenue (one way northbound), immediately south of the intersection with Ralph McGill Boulevard, although the address is 353 Peachtree St. Free parking is available in the lot behind the church. Enter from Ralph McGill Boulevard between Peachtree and Courtland Streets.