...San Miguel Chapel - Oldest Church in U.S.
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Dating back to the late 1500s, early 1600s, and built upon land that was used as a sacred site dating back to the 1300s, San Miguel Chapel is the oldest recorded sanctified church in the United States. It is the only church in New Mexico that still holds a Latin Mass and Mass in English, and offers popular annual events. This amazing chapel is one of the least known, yet most significant historic treasures in the U.S.

Phone: (505)983-3974

Website: http://sanmiguelchapel.org/

Address: 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501  MAP


Open to visitors: Mon-Sat: 10am - 2pm (unless closed for an event).

Sunday Mass: Latin: 3pm, English: 5pm

Donations appreciated.

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© Photograph - Thomas Dodge
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© Photograph - Thomas Dodge
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© Photograph - Thomas Dodge

San Miguel Chapel is steeped in history, and now in its 5th century, this wonderful structure of authentic adobe on stone attracts visitors from near and far year-round. 

Visitors are invited to enjoy docent-led tours, and Sunday Mass in Latin and English.  Each year there are annual events to enjoy, such as music concerts, and the Summer Season Chamber Music Series held in the "Sweetest Listening Room in Santa Fe" in July and August, and The Annual San Miguel Fall Festival held during an entire weekend in late September. 

The San Miguel Fall Festival includes special guest historian and archeologist lectures, demonstrations by colonial-era historians, Aztec dancers, and more. Please click link above for schedules for all events. 

Since 1859 the chapel has been under the custodial care of the Christian Brothers of St. Michael’s College. 

Thanks to the love and care of its custodians and the community, this iconic landmark continues to be restored to its original beauty to endure through time.

Visitor donations are greatly appreciated to help in the ongoing preservation of the chapel.

Please click link above for more information and details about the extraordinary history of San Miguel Chapel.