Tour The Mother Church

Church tours are closed at this time due to construction.

Take a free tour of The Mother Church

Visit individually or with a group. Tours begin on the hour and half-hour and last about 20 minutes. Our friendly tour guides are available to accommodate specific guest needs and timing. Tours may also be available in French, German, Portuguese or Spanish.

Group tours

To schedule a tour of six or more please click the button below to fill out the group request form. For more information or questions contact Teddy Crecelius, the Group Tours Coordinator. ChurchTours@christianscience.com617-450-7330.

Schedule a group tour

Regular hours 

Monday & Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday: 1 pm – 5 pm

Thursday/Friday/Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 11:20 am – 4:30 pm

We are closed during the following holidays:

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day 

Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 17 Presidents’ Day

Sunday, April 12 Easter Sunday

Monday, April 20 Patriot’s Day

Monday, May 25 Memorial Day

Friday, July 3 Independence Day (Observed)

Monday, September 7 Labor Day

Monday, October 12  Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 25 Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve

Friday, December 25 Christmas Day

Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day

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, parking, 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