Group tours

If you work at a school, belong to an organization, church, or club, you can schedule a group tour with one of our knowledgeable tour leaders. Our tours are perfect if you have a passion for history, are interested in spirituality and religion, have a love of nature, or are curious about living more sustainably.

A guided tour is one of the best ways for you to understand our story and how it applies to these topics.

You can choose the tour schedule that works best for your group.

  • Morning Tour

    9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

    Your Morning Tour starts with a short video introduction followed by a tour of some of our most historic and beautiful spaces including the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

  • Afternoon Tour

    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Your Afternoon Tour will include everything on the Morning Tour and more outdoor spaces such as the Log Cabin Chapel, alpacas, and organic gardens.

  • All Day Tour

    9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The All Day Tour is the best way to get the most from your tour. It includes everything from the shorter tours and more. Lunch can be arranged. On-site transportation is available.

  • School Tour

    9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Your school will receive the video introduction to view before your arrival. Students will see all the significant spaces both inside and outside. Lunch can be arranged.

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“When I am leading tours I'm able to see people absorb Mother Theodore's grace and goodness as they walk this holy ground. I know they will leave their own footsteps, their own goodness, energy, and joy, which will bless Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for years to come.”

Sister Rosemary Nudd

Docent Coordinator

Must sees

Don’t miss these places when you visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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All are welcome

Each year thousands of people from all over the world visit us. You might be wondering who can visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Here are some groups we welcome each year:

Church groups of all denominations

School field trips

4-H members

Scout troops

Confirmation classes

Women’s auxiliaries

Senior groups

Travel clubs

After your guided group tour,

we invite you to come back and explore on your own. Maybe you want to take a stroll or stop by for Sunday Brunch.

Sunday Brunch

Our award-winning Sunday Brunch buffet is a great place to relax and connect with family and friends.

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Biking, hiking, picnicking, walking, stroller pushing

Pack a picnic and head out to the Woods for a peaceful day outside.

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Shop, Eat, Stay

Pick up a unique gift for a special occasion or see what’s fresh from the farm.

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The Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Upcoming events

October 21 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Oct
21

Sundays at the Woods: Fall Architectural Tour

You don’t need your passport to delight in a European-inspired treasure! Enjoy a tour of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, a large, Italian Renaissance Revival-style church located at the Woods. The church is just...

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October 22 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Oct
22

Foundation Day Mass

Join us as the Sisters of Providence recognize the heritage and honor the day Saint Mother Theodore Guerin – foundress of the Sisters of Providence – and her five companions first set foot upon the...

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October 26 at 7:00 pm - October 28 at 2:00 pm EDT
Oct
26

Come and See retreat

Come and See what life is like as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in this free retreat weekend for single, Catholic woman between the ages of 18 and 42. Oct. 26-28 at Saint...

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Get to know us better

White Violet Center is jut one of the many amazing places featured on tours. Take a peek before your visit.

Photo albums

Upon their arrival, the firs thing Saint Mother Theodore and her postulates did was seek out a Log Cabin Chapel, which would serve as their very first "convent".

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Use the form here to email us about tours, or you can contact us directly at 812‑535‑2945.

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