Visiting the Cathedral


Thousands of visitors come to the Cathedral every year. While mostly from the United States, each year there are a significant number of international visitors. They come in small and large groups, as individuals and families, young and old, and from a wide variety of faiths.

Visitors are welcome during the regular open hours of the Cathedral. We do ask that during liturgies visitors sit quietly if they are not participating in the liturgy. Visitors may enter via the North side entrance.

Visitors are welcome during our regular open hours. These hours are changed at times because of special liturgies or because the Cathedral is closed due to a holiday or holy day.


The Cathedral is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for visitors. On weekends, the Cathedral is open for regularly scheduled Masses and confessions, and from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.


Parish Office:

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Guided Tours Must be Scheduled in Advance

Docent-guided tours for groups of ten or more must be arranged with at least two weeks’ notice for a small fee. These tours last about and hour and provide a greater depth of information compared to the self-guided tour pamphlet. Tours can be arranged by calling the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

Self Guided Tours for Groups of Ten or More Must be Scheduled in Advance

Self-guided tour brochures are available at the Greeters Desk, found by the North side entrance. The brochures are free and available to individuals. Self guided tours for groups of ten or more can be scheduled by calling the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

On many Sundays, after the 10:00 a.m. mass, there is a guided tour open to those who are present. If you are coming to the Cathedral and would like to know if there is a tour scheduled that Sunday, call the Parish Office at 859-431-2060. Note, tours can be canceled with little notice depending upon the availability of a docent to lead the tour.

Public Tours are scheduled to take place after the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 17, 2023, and on the following Sundays in 2024:

January 14, February 11, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 14, August 11, September 22, October 6 , November 3, and December 15