Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary

Religious shrine with a beautiful church built high atop a glacial hill. More than 500,000 people from all over the world visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, at Holy Hill each year. Some come to admire the beautiful architecture of the neo-Romanesque church built in 1926. Others make a pilgrimage to Holy Hill to worship, to meditate or to pray for healing. Regardless of what brings people to Holy Hill, they are bound to be touched by its peaceful environment and to be renewed in body, mind and spirit.

Hours of Operation

Church, Shrine and Grounds: Daily: 5am-5pm.


Holy Hill is located five miles south of Hartford on Hwy 167 (Holy Hill Road). From Milwaukee and Chicago take Hwy 41/45 north to Hwy 167 (Holy Hill Road) exit, EXIT 57; go west for six miles; the entrance will be on your left. From Madison take I-94 to Hwy 83 and go north to Hwy 167 (Holy Hill Road); take 167 east for three miles and watch for Holy Hill's entrance on your right.