While your visit to the shrine & museum might look a little different, the opportunity for peaceful contemplation and historical inspiration is still the same. We ask you to work together with us to keep the shrine and museum a safe space for yourself, for all visitors, and for our staff.

  • Implementing social distancing with signage, spacing markers, and route paths.
  • Providing physical barriers such as plexiglass shields in customer service areas.
  • Temporarily closing our hands-on, interactive touch-screen exhibit. 
  • Providing substantial access to hand sanitizer and encouraging hand washing often.
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfecting throughout our building.


Museum Location

Limited parking, including handicap spaces, are available adjacent to the shrine and museum building. Parking is also available on the street and in the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center garages for a cost. 


Museum Hours

​Museum Admission is Free
​(suggested donation $5.00)

Shrine & Museum Cleaning and Sanitation Standards

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • While not required, please try to call ahead to let us know you will be visiting
  • Wear a mask. This is required for any visitor over the age of 2. If you cannot wear a mask for health reasons, you are required to wear a face shield. If you do not have a mask we will provide one for you
  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and be sure to cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • Stay with your party when walking through the Museum, and keep children within reach at all times.
  • Please be patient – don’t crowd around exhibits. Practice social distancing and remain 6 feet away
  • Follow the directional signage throughout the Museum.

What we're doing to keep you safe

What we're asking visitors to do

We have worked diligently to develop new procedures that ensure a safe environment for all who come through our doors. We will continue to rely on guidance from the CDC, New York State Department of Health, and Onondaga County Health Department to make operational decisions and adjustments as necessary. 

Cleaning & Sanitation Standards

  • Shrine & museum staff is on-site before, during, and after the shrine & museum operating hours to sanitize and clean the restrooms, common areas, and exhibit galleries
  • Staff are frequently cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces to eliminate the spread of germs throughout each day.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the shrine & museum
  • Staff are required to frequently wash their hands and to not come to work if they are sick or have a fever.
  • Visitors are encouraged to notify Museum staff if an area or object needs immediate attention.

Appointments Required

601 North Townsend St.
Syracuse, N.Y. 13203