The church is open for self-guided touring Monday-Saturday – 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M and 12:45 P.M. – 4:30 P.M and Sunday 1pm – 4:30 PM. Doors close at 5PM every day. There is a docent on duty when the church is open to answer questions and give tours. These docents are volunteers. Please check the Calendar for changes to this schedule.
Touring the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist
Dogs or other animals, reptiles, birds, pigs, etc. are not allowed in the Cathedral Basilica with the exception of Service Dogs.
We do not have a designated parking lot.
You may wear a mask in the Cathedral Basilica if you choose. It is not mandatory.
The Cathedral is wheelchair accessible via an elevator on Harris St. All visitors must follow the directions given by church staff and volunteers.
A small donation of $3.00 per adult is appreciated.
The Cathedral is an active house of worship. Guided and self-guided tours are not allowed during Masses or other religious events. The church is closed for touring during funerals and weddings. The church is closed for touring on most Holy Days, such as Good Friday. Please check our Calendar for closings.
To arrange a Docent- Led Tour for a large group, please contact the Church Office (912) 233 -4709 or click here.
The church was dedicated on its current site on April 30, 1876. A fire in 1898 destroyed much of the structure. It was rebuilt quickly and re-opened in 1900. The Cathedral represents historically noteworthy architecture as well as over a century of faith and civic traditions in Savannah. The Cathedral is open to the community of Savannah as well as to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Cathedral remains in the top 10 historic sites to visit in the United States. Visitors continue to rate the Cathedral as, “a must see,” during their trips to Savannah.