The Stunning 84-Year-Old Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul In Maine Has Quite A History

We write a lot about Maine’s history. It’s spread throughout the state and makes for a great backdrop to explore the state. One of the most interesting ways to appreciate all that has come before us in Maine is the religious history that can be found in all corners of Vacationland. The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul stands mighty in Lewiston and might even catch you off-guard if you’re not expecting to see it.

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The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul can be seen from almost anywhere in downtown Lewiston. You can learn more about it here. Sunday mass takes place from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. You can even attend a mass in Latin at 8:30 a.m.

Another example of religious history here in Maine is at a special Shaker Village. In fact, most people have no idea just how special this tiny village in Maine truly is!

Address: 122 Ash St, Lewiston, ME 04240, USA