Visitor information

The Tomb of Saint Katharine Drexel
at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Tomb of Saint Katharine Drexel is open for visits and prayer during Basilica hours. Information about these hours can be found below and on the Cathedral Basilica website, www.cathedralphila.org.

During inclement weather, the Saint Katharine Drexel Shrine may not be open for visitors or tours. Please contact the Cathedral at 215-561-1313 for any updates.

Hours

The Cathedral is open daily as follows:

• Sunday from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM
• Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
• Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Only the Cathedral Chapel is open for the 9:00 AM Mass on Federal Holidays.

Parish Office

• The Parish Office is located at 1723 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. It is not open on Holy Days of Obligation nor on Federal Holidays.
• Parish Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.
• Mailing address: 1723 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Cathedral Tours

A Cathedral Ambassador can be found most days in the Basilica to answer general questions or to take you on a tour.

Guided Tours
• A guided tour of the Basilica is offered after the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass. Please gather in front of the Side Altar of the Sacred Heart, which is located to the right of the Main Sanctuary.
• To schedule a private tour, please call the Parish Office at 215-561-1313.

Cathedral Audio Tour
• An audio tour is available for your MP3 device to assist you on your next visit to the Cathedral Basilica. The tour is approximately twenty minutes in length and the download is free. Click here to download the audio tour.

Self-Guided Tour
• Brochures for self-guided tours are available on a table next to the entrance of the Cathedral Shop, to the right of the Main Sanctuary.

The Cathedral Shop

The Cathedral Shop is open on Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The shop carries religious and devotional articles for Saint Katharine Drexel as well as biographies of our Philadelphia Saint. These same items in larger quantities can be ordered through our Cathedral Shop.

Saint Katharine Drexel Development Fund

Please support the development for the Tomb of Saint Katharine Drexel at the Cathedral Basilica and the many ways to promote devotion to her with a contribution to the SKD Development Fund. If you would like to make a contribution to the SKD Development Fund, you may do so by mailing it in care of the SKD Development Fund, Cathedral Parish Office, 1723 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Directions

You can get directions to the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter and Paul, by selection the direction button on the map.

Parking

Parishioners and Visitors of the Cathedral Basilica may park in the parking lot adjacent to the Cathedral on Saturdays, Sundays and Holy Days using the entrance on 17th Street, GPS address 222 North 17th Street. Alternate parking: street parking, Gateway Parking Garage, 1540 Vine Street (entrances on Spring & 16th streets), and Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel Parking Garage, 201 North 17th Street (entrance on 16th & 17th streets). Click here for more options.

Additional Information

Please see the website, www.cathedralphila.org, for more information about the Cathedral Basilica of
Saints Peter and Paul.