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The Baltimore Basilica, Baltimore

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The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called the Baltimore Basilica, was the first Roman Catholic cathedral built in the United States, and was among the first major religious buildings constructed in the nation after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. As a co-cathedral, it is one of the seats of the Catholic Archdiocese in Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally it is a parish church (ranked minor basilica) and national shrine. It is considered the masterpiece of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the "Father of American Architecture".
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  • Being the first in US history is no light business. The interior is relatively new after a series of of restorations and repair after the earthquake. The most fascinating part is its basement and.....  more
    Being the first in US history is no light business. The interior is relatively new after a series of of restorations and repair after the earthquake. The most fascinating part is its basement and.....  more »
  • Nice place to stop by for a visit. Take a few pictures, learn a little bit about the history or just for praying and take a break to continue exploring the beautiful Mount Vernon area. 
    Nice place to stop by for a visit. Take a few pictures, learn a little bit about the history or just for praying and take a break to continue exploring the beautiful Mount Vernon area.  more »
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  • Beautiful restoration! Enjoyed the dedication ceremonies for the Wye Oak & Liberty Tree Gavel for the Maryland Senate. March 2022
  • Staggered by the amount to do here. Easily an hour's worth of things to see along the self-guided tour. However, not as pretty as some other cathedrals I've seen

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