Bishop Baraga Shrine

Bishop Baraga Shrine

Bishop Baraga Shrine

Stop in to see the Shrine of the Snowshoe priest.

Photo courtesy of Don Mangold


While in the Keweenaw area you will want to include a stop at the beautiful Bishop Baraga Shrine located just north of L'Anse. Erected in May, 1972, this religious historical monument commemorates the work of Bishop Frederick Baraga (1797-1868). The 35 foot, five ton hand wrought brass statue stands majestically amid the surrounding trees. Situated above the cliffs overlooking Keweenaw Bay, visitors find a peaceful spot to pause amid their travels while learning about the heroic life of Baraga. The bishop spent 37 years as a missionary, traveling an expanse of 80,000 square miles through all seasons of the year. The Bishop Baraga Missionary Center is located on the grounds surrounding the Shrine. The grounds include a Way of the Cross prayer path and a little chapel for quiet prayer. These are open to the public at all times. In addition to being a place to teach people about spreading God's goodness, light and truth in our world, inside the Missionary Center you will find a gift and snack shop as well as public restrooms open to visitors Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am -5:00 pm daily from May 15 through October 15. Pasties are served Thursday through Saturday.

Baraga Shrine

Contact Information


17570 US Hwy 41

L"Anse, MI 49801

Driving Directions

Reservations: (906) 524-7021

Phone: (906) 524-7021

Fax: (906) 779-0599


Location of Bishop Baraga Shrine

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