The museum will be closed June 6-9, 2017
for exhibit changes.
Visit the Cathedral Museum with free admission to view:
Special Exhibit July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018
“Vessels of Veneration”
A unique exhibit of “Monstrances” from the four earliest parishes established in the city of Fort Wayne. This marks the first time that these Sacred Vessels have been seen together and up close by the general public.
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free Parking – Free Admission
This museum is free and operates primarily on your generosity. Your donation in the MUSEUM OFFERING BOX will go far to insure the viewing of these treasures by future generations.
After visiting the CATHEDRAL MUSEUM be sure and stop by the CATHEDRAL BOOK & GIFT STORE which is located on the First Floor of the same Archbishop Noll Catholic Center. This store includes an outstanding array of religious books, cards, statuary, crucifixes, medals, rosaries – just about anything in the religious line that you are looking for.
If time permits, there are two historic and beautiful church’s in the immediate area which you should take the time to see. The first is our CATHEDRAL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, which is located one block south of the Noll Center, on Cathedral Square, in the 1100 block of South Calhoun Street. The Cathedral was built in 1859 and is especially noted for its Gothic-style architecture, its Bavarian stained-glass windows (are said to be the best of their kind in the entire Western Hemisphere) and its wood carvings (are said to be the best of their kind in the entire United States.) The Cathedral is open daily for you to visit. If you desire a “guided tour” you must pre-arrange (prior to the day of your visit) by calling the cathedral office at 260-424-1485 ext. 302.
The second Church worth your time is St. Peter’s, located approximately one mile south and three blocks east of the Cathedral location at 2100 Warsaw Street on St. Peter’s Square. Like the Cathedral, St. Peter’s (built in 1893) is Gothic in design and is especially noted for its “electric altars” – which are truly a sight to behold! As one visitor remarked: “St. Peter’s is perhaps the most beautiful church in the diocese, if not in the entire Mid-West.” For entrance into St. Peter’s and a “guided tour” call the St. Peter’s Rectory at 260-744-2765.
Questions and comments are welcome.
Cathedral Museum 915 South Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802 Phone: (260) 422-4611
Email Father Phil Widmann or call (260) 422-0812