Tours & Pilgrimages


Visit Historic Ste. Anne Church de Detroit

In need of a field trip? Ste. Anne Church de Detroit offers docent-led tours for all ages and demographics. It is a great stop for anyone interested in

  • Downtown Detroit’s revitalization
  • Stunning neo-Gothic architecture
  • Religious art
  • Catholic history and the lives of the saints
  • Michigan and Detroit history
  • Ste. Anne, the mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus
  • Fr. Gabriel Richard, religious and civic leader who is a co-founder of the University of Michigan
  • Hispanic culture, traditions and devotions
  • French heritage and history

Ste. Anne Parish de Detroit is the second-oldest continuously-operating parish in the United States, and our church boasts soaring neo-Gothic architecture and the oldest stained glass windows in the city of Detroit. Ste. Anne is also the final resting place of Father Gabriel Richard, a man with an unparalleled legacy in the city and state.

Tours can be arranged for schools, senior citizen communities, families, parishes and other interested groups. Please click here for a Tour Request Form.

• Tours run around 45-60 minutes
• Ample parking for buses or carpools
• Suggested donation of $3 per person
Very close to a variety of restaurants

Tours may be scheduled:

  • Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Saturdays: limited availability
    Sundays: 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Private Masses for pilgrimage groups may also be arranged for guests interested in worshiping at the church (pilgrim groups, Mass mob type events, ethnic Masses, etc.) Use of the church is free; all worship must be according to the norms of the Roman Catholic Church. A free will offering is requested to assist in the upkeep of the Shrine.

For more information or to organize a tour or a pilgrimage contact Danielle Center at 313-496-1701 x14 or danielle.center@steannedetroit.org.