Guided Tours of OLV Basilica
Open, guided tours are conducted every Sunday at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. (except on Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day). You do not have to make an appointment to take part in an Open Tour. Just wait for a tour guide by the "Tour Begins Here" sign located in the vestibule (the main foyer) of the Basilica by 1 or 2 p.m. (Please note: if baptisms or first communions are scheduled, tours may be delayed for a short time.)
Personal tours can be scheduled any time between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. throughout the week except Fridays, as long as they do not conflict with Masses, weddings, or funerals. Personal tours can be as long or short as desired. Generally, tours last approximately 75 minutes, although arrangements can be made to shorten/lengthen your visit. To schedule a Personal Tour, contact Denise Wood, Program Director at (716) 828-7517 (or via email). Please allow ample time when calling to schedule a tour. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.
Tours of the breathtaking OLV Basilica are free of charge, although donations are accepted and go toward offsetting the cost of ongoing renovations and maintenance.
Ample parking is available behind the Shrine and is accessible off of South Park Avenue (Rte. 62).
The Basilica is wheelchair accessible.