The Oldest Basilica In America Is Right Here In Minnesota And It’s Amazing
Being the 32nd state to join the United States, Minnesota may seem like it doesn’t have a whole lot of history. After all, many of the states had been officially part of the U.S. for decades before Minnesota’s statehood was official. But the Land of 10,000 Lakes does have a few claims to historical fame. One of the most interesting? It is home to the oldest basilica in America. You can still visit it today.
Did you know that Minnesota was home to the oldest basilica in the United States? Have you ever visited the Basilica of Saint Mary yourself? Feel free to share your experience down below.
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Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 20 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.