We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old St. Mary's Church

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 646 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone Number:
+1 313-961-8711
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 101 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Catholic Church

This is one if not the First Catholic Churches Built in Detroit. It's a Grand Structure inside and out. Right next door to theGreek Town Casino.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 25, 2015
kweldon61
,
Armada, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 95: English reviews
Armada, Michigan
Level Contributor
60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is one if not the First Catholic Churches Built in Detroit. It's a Grand Structure inside and out. Right next door to theGreek Town Casino.

Helpful?
1 Thank kweldon61
Canton
Level Contributor
74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2015

This church is amazingly beautiful and right in Greek Town. I love the architecture as well as the colors of the church. The organ is HUGE and sounds FANTASTIC! I enjoyed going to mass here as well. I love the traditional way parishioners receive communion as well (kneeling).

Helpful?
1 Thank wheelswillroll
Metro Detroit
Level Contributor
40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015

I attended a service with approximately 1,200+ of my closest friends. It is a beautifully calming interior with a working pipe organ. It's a shame only 100 people on average attend service here.

Helpful?
2 Thank wendylynn1999
Brownstown Township, Michigan
Level Contributor
121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2014

VIsit St Mary's for the architecture and stay for the prayful atmosphere. I have visited this house of worship many times. It is one of the most peaceful, prayerful places I have ever experienced. My stress melts away when I enter the doors.

Helpful?
5 Thank LovesNYC1951
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
432 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2014

Was here for a wedding and what a beautiful church this is. Amazing stained glass, paintings, statues and details. The location is within easy walking distance of Greektown so it would be worth stopping in if you are in the area. Still in great shape, you can tell that it has been well maintained. Great stop.

Helpful?
3 Thank Brian K
michigan
Level Contributor
126 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2014

Attending mass at Old St. Mary's is a traditional, reverent experience. One of the most beautiful churches in Detroit.

Helpful?
4 Thank roadtripblondie
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2014

One of the oldest catholic churches in Detroit. Very nicely maintained and close to Greektown and the restaurants.

Helpful?
1 Thank BobbyV52
Stevensville, Maryland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

This church is amazing, even for a non-catholic like our family. Not only the church's interior is gorgeous, the church itself has an amazing history over 200 years with 2 restorations. Needless to say, this is the most prominent Catholic church around.

Helpful?
3 Thank Daniel B
Dryden, Michigan
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went to this church for a friends wedding and it was absolutely gorgeous! The noise inside the church was perfect, when we exited, there were loud cars being worked on/engines being revved.

Helpful?
3 Thank Rich_Jenni
ST. George, Utah
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We aren't Catholic, but heard it was amazing and found a Priest that was nice enough to let us inside! The architecture is amazing!

Helpful?
2 Thank rickic429

Travelers who viewed Old St. Mary's Church also viewed

 

Been to Old St. Mary's Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old St. Mary's Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?