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St. Joan of Arc Chapel

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Address: 1415 W Wisconsin Ave, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2221
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This is a hidden gem on the Marquette Campus and is well worth your time to see. Very interesting history.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Racine, Wisconsin

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Racine, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem on the Marquette Campus and is well worth your time to see. Very interesting history.

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Batavia, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very interesting to see and it's free. A historical building from the 15th century. Simple but solid.

Thank Denise H
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

PROS: free short tour; great pieces inside- there is the stone of St Joan; there is even a tomb top on the floor of a French knight! CONS: may be difficult to find parking for it.

Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Mequon, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Visited this site during Doors Open Milwaukee. Had never heard of it before. Very interesting story surrounding the move from Europe and background of the tiny, centuries-old chapel. Even non-religious or non-Catholic people would feel moved and a sense of spirituality inside. Quite a thing, really. Worth a visit and tour.

Thank hjg33
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

This chapel was built in 1420 and was donated to Marquette University. Worth a quick trip to see it if you are in the area. We walked here from the Pabst Mansion.

Thank Karen R
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Right in the middle of campus. Could be a nice quiet place for meditation. The story of how it came to Milwaukee is very interesting.

Thank sbeatse
Minneapolis, United States
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Intrigue and mystery surround this warm, special little place. Well worth the walk through the beautiful campus to see this old historic chapel brought over from Europe to be rebuilt.

Thank Ann M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A step back in time...wonderful reminder of the past, a moment to reflect and meditate and available free for the taking. You would be remiss to not enjoy this treasure.

Thank Mary C
The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

This building was originally built as St. Martin de Seysseul in the 15th century (1420 AD) in Chasse, near Lyon France. Gertrude Hill Gavin purchased it during the 1920 and had it shipped to Long Island where it was rebuilt. She renamed it and Pope Pius IX gave her permission to have Mass in it and at that time she... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

A real medieval building right here in America. It's an amazing place nestled in amongst the science buildings on the Marquette University campus. The inside is serene, and I like to meditate there when I have the chance. I believe it's open to the public between 10 am and 4 pm every day.

Thank Deanne W

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