The Oldest Church In Detroit, Ste. Anne’s, Dates Back To The 1700s And You Need To See It

If you’re a history buff, Detroit offers more than its fair share of fascinating spots to explore. From Underground Railroad sites to long-standing bars, there are countless storied destinations in and around the Motor City. One such spot brings a unique combination of architecture, history, and spirituality to the area – and you’ll want to visit for yourself.

Note: for the purposes of this story, the term “church” represents the parish as a whole instead of the physical church building alone. While St. John’s Episcopal Church in Detroit was constructed prior to the current Ste. Anne’s basilica, the roots of Ste. Anne’s are significantly older.

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Address: 1000 St Anne St, Detroit, MI 48216, USA