The Cathedral is recorded on the National and State Registries of Historic Landmarks. Dedicated in 1906, the Cathedral is at Laurel and Monroe Park, the center point at which the region’s sectors converge - academic, business, cultural, governmental, human services and spiritual. Its century-old legacy of leadership and service to the Richmond community and to Virginia is deep and rich. Its design and construction was realized by a single gift of $500,000 provided by Thomas Fortune Ryan, a Virginia-born New York businessman, and his wife, Ida Barry Ryan. The Cathedral has recently undergone a more than $6 million interior and exterior restoration. Over the decades, the Cathedral has played host to diverse performing arts productions and concerts featuring local, national and international artists. The Cathedral’s design, acoustics and ambience make it a particularly pleasing venue for concert audiences and performers.See Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and all Richmond has to offer by arranging your trip with our Richmond journey maker app .
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Reviews
The rich history of this building leaves you in awe. The interior beauty and continued upgrades have kept this building releveant. more »
On the National Register of Historic Places this 110 year old cathedral is the seat of the bishop of the Richmond Catholic Diocese, but also houses the campus ministry for the Virginia Commonwealth Un... more »
Great structure, wonderful acoustics, and a delightful Priest. We enjoy traveling for Sunday Mass and found ourselves in Richmond and decided to come here. Great celebration. Built in 1903 from a single private funding source, it was complete in 1905. Compare this to other major Cathedral in the east coast that took 10 15 years to complete. Nice facility.
One of the most beautiful sanctuaries I have ever seen and experienced! Even if you're not religious, I highly suggest taking a few minutes to walk through this Catholic cathedral to admire its beautiful architecture & incredibly unique stained-glass windows! (It's a great stop to add to your day at the museums, because the Catholic church in itself is a great topic for history, religion & power, literature, architecture & art lovers!) Millions of dollars have gone into designing, building, & preserving the Sacred Heart in Richmond - making it one of the most beautiful & largest cathedrals in America! A must-see if you're visting Richmond
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