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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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.