Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is a symbol of Savannah, gracing the skyline with its towering steeples, a view valued by residents & visitors alike.
The church is open for self-guided touring Monday-Saturday – 9:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M and 12:45 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
A small donation of $2.00 per adult is appreciated.
No tours are allowed during Masses or special events. The church is closed for touring during funerals and weddings.
To arrange a docent led tour for you or your group, please contact the Church Office (912) 233-4709.
The church was dedicated on its current site on April 30, 1876. A fire in 1898 destroyed much of the structure. It was rebuilt quickly and re-opened in 1900. The Cathedral represents historically noteworthy architecture as well as over a century of faith and civic traditions in Savannah. The Cathedral is open to the community of Savannah as well as to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Cathedral remains in the top 10 historic sites to visit in the United States.Visitors continue to rate the Cathedral as, “a must see,” during their trips to Savannah.