What is the oldest church in the United States? It is the San Miguel Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Under the auspices of Fray Alonso de Benavides, the church was built by Tlaxcalan Indians from Mexico in the early 1600s. The original adobe walls remain under the stucco exterior.

San Miguel Church Santa Fe

Everything inside has stood the test of time — from the altar, to the ceiling, to the railings.

San Miguel Church Santa Fe

San Miguel Church Santa Fe San Miguel Church Santa Fe

Ring the bell.

The cast-iron bell came from Spain in the 14th century.
Oldest Church in USA

Be swept back in time and visit the San Miguel Mission!


Travel contact.

Address: 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 505/983-3974


Sunday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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FREE but donations are accepted.

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