The Old Cathedral Complex consists of the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier and French & Indian cemetery. 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 Complex
Daily 9:00am-3:45pm (self-guided tour). No tours are allowed during mass, but visitors are welcome to attend services at 8:00am, Monday & Wednesday; 12:00pm (noon) Friday; 5:15pm Saturday; or 7:00am & 10:30am Sunday.
|Manager: Father John Schipp|
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Donations $.50/Adult & $.25/Student *Guided tours may also be arranged for groups by calling the Vincennes/Knox Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1.800.886.6443 Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm (EST).
|Dial 812-703-4004, site code 2 for audio tour.|
|*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.|