Historic Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Described as “a little piece of Europe plunked down in the back woods of Indiana,” Saint Mary-of-the- Woods is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, you'll see amazing architecture such as the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Church of the Immaculate Conception, all nestled in a pristine wooded setting. Walk the grounds and see the Log Cabin Chapel, Saint Anne Shell Chapel and Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto. Stop by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, also located on our grounds, and relax while you watch our adorable alpacas. If you like to shop you can pick up a souvenir or special treat from Linden Leaf Gifts or The Farm Store. Enjoy Sunday Brunch available most Sundays in historic O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. And don’t miss the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, where you’ll learn the story of the amazing woman who overcame many challenges and hardships to establish the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Spend the morning, afternoon or entire day. Group guided tours are arranged in advance. If you’re feeling spontaneous, there is also a self-guided tour where you can explore on your own. We welcome all to enjoy this special place.