Welcome to Indiana’s Territorial Past, located in Vincennes and Knox County.

Indiana’s first city is the perfect getaway for history enthusiasts.

Old Cathedral (Basilica of St. Francis Xavier)

The current Old Cathedral was built in 1826, and stands on the site of three previous churches. The first was a crude log structure built about 1732, where the first Catholic parish in Indiana was formed. Four bishops are buried in the crypt of the current Cathedral, and the adjoining cemetery is the final resting place of over 4,000 early citizens of Vincennes.


Old Cathedral (Basilica of St. Francis Xavier)
205 Church Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

Toll Free

Daily 8:15am-3:45pm (self-guided or guided tours).

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Admission Information:

Donations are accepted for self-guided tours. *Guided tours may also be arranged for groups by calling the Vincennes/Knox Co. Visitors & Tourism Bureau at 1.800.886.6443 Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm (ET).

This location is wheelchair accessible.
Dial 812-703-4004, site code 2 for audio tour.
Google Map*
*Note: RR's, CR's and PO boxes sometimes do not show the correct location. In such cases, you should use the contact information above to find accurate directions.