Tour The Mother Church

Take a free, 30-minute tour of The Mother Church on your own or with a group. Our friendly tour guides are available to accommodate specific guest needs and timing. Tours may also be available in Dutch, French, and German.

Group tours

To schedule tours for six or more people, email or call Schuyler Sackett, Manager and Head Guide of Church Guides and Hosts:, 617-450-3427.


Tuesday: 12 – 4 pm
Wednesday: 1 – 4 pm
Thursday/Friday/Saturday: 12 – 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm


Planning your visit

The extension of The Mother Church and its dome

The Christian Science Plaza is located at the intersection of Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues. All Church buildings are wheelchair accessible. The Christian Science Plaza has an underground paid parking garage, and free parking for bus groups is available on Huntington Avenue. For tours, please enter the Church through the large, glass doors facing Massachusetts Avenue.

See map, directions, and public transportation information.

Tour details

A tour happening in the original edifice of The Mother Church
Original Church

Friendly, knowledgable guides will take you through the Romanesque style Original Church building, 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.

Tour in The Mother Church extension
The Church Extension

We'll also visit the 1906 Byzantine-Renaissance style Church Extension with its soaring dome, seating for more than 3,000 people, and one of the world's largest Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs with a total of 13,384 pipes. 

The life of Mary Baker Eddy

Along the way, you'll learn about the remarkable, inspiring life history of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science and Founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist, The Christian Science Publishing Society, and The Christian Science Monitor.


Feel free to take photos, but no photos may be used for commercial purposes. Archival, exhibition-quality framed and unframed prints of photographic images from around the Church and Christian Science Plaza are available for purchase online.

Take a virtual tour of The Mother Church