Tour hours, languages, and guides
Come tour The Mother Church on your own or with a larger group! Tours are free and last half an hour. Guides are flexible on timing to accommodate specific needs. At times we offer tours in German, Dutch, and French. meet our tour guides | tour details
Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)
Tuesday: 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday/Friday/Saturday: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Holiday hours for November, December, January
Thanksgiving, Thursday Nov. 28: one tour only at 11:15 am
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24: Closed
Christmas, Wednesday, Dec. 25: one tour only at 1:00 pm
Thursday, Dec. 26: Closed
New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31: First Night : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
New Year's Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1: one tour only at 1:00 pm
Map, transportation, parking, and accessibility
The Christian Science Plaza is located at the intersection of Huntington Ave. and Massachusetts Ave. For tours, enter the Church through the large, glass-domed doors which face Massachusetts Ave. Church buildings are wheelchair accessible. There's free parking for bus groups on Huntington Avenue. The Christian Science Plaza has an underground paid parking garage. A city map, site map, driving directions, and public transportation information are available.
With six or more people, you can email or call in advance to Louise M. Alder, tour guiding supervisor: email@example.com, 617-450-3244.
Friendly, knowledgable guides will take you through the Romanesque style Original Church building, which was built in 1894. It includes frescoes, mosaic work, Italian marble floors, Canadian red birch pews, stained-glass windows depicting Bible stories, and an Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. more
The Church Extension
We'll also visit the 1906 Byzantine-Renaissance style Church Extension with a soaring dome, seating for over 3,000 people, and one of the world's largest Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs with a total of 13,295 pipes. more
The life of Mary Baker Eddy
You can take photos, but please, no commercial use of your own photos. Archival, exhibition-quality framed and unframed prints of photographic images from around the church and Christian Science Plaza are available for purchase online.
Church tour reviews
Pierre from Tours Amerique (Quebec City)
"This is always my first stop in Boston. The tour puts everybody in a good mood and makes them happy. Most of my people want to learn about religious ideas and the church is an important place in the city. Mary Baker Eddy's story, we love how you tell it and my people love the architecture. The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable, too."
Louise from Tours Amerique (Quebec City)
"I like to give my customers a new perspective, another way to see life. I bring my customers to your church for tours because I want them to have an openness of what they see."