Fodor's Expert Review St. Mary's Church (Église Ste-Marie)

Pointe de l'Église (Church Point) Museum/Gallery

The église for which this village is named stands proudly on the main road overshadowing everything around it. That's hardly surprising given that it is the largest wooden church in North America. Completed in 1905, St. Mary's is 190 feet long by 185 feet high, and the steeple, which requires 40 tons of rock ballast to keep it steady when ocean winds blow, can be seen for miles. The church is a registered museum with a stunning interior, two exhibit rooms housing a collection of vestments, and a souvenir shop that sells religious articles. Bilingual guides give tours regularly in summer and off-season by appointment.

Museum/Gallery Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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1713 Hwy.1
Pointe d'Église, Nova Scotia  B0W 1M0, Canada


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: C$2 recommended donation, Mid-May–mid-Oct., daily 9–5; mid-Oct.–mid-May by appointment



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