Chapel of the Holy Cross

The Chapel is one of Sedona’s best attractions.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a must see if you are visiting Sedona, Arizona.  The Chapel of the Holy Cross was built in 1956 for $300,000 and only took 18 months to complete.  Marguerite Brunswig Staude decided she wanted to build a church after she was inspired by the newly constructed Empire State Building.  The venture had to be put on hold due to World War II.  Later her dream was realized when she finally built her church in beautiful Sedona.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is open all year long, closed only on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving and Easter.  It is open 9am until 5pm daily.  The gift shop is also open all year long, closed only Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, Easter and Good Friday.  The gift shop is open 10am until 5pm.

There are 45 parking spaces at the Chapel.  Since parking is extremely limited, it is best to arrive early or go later in the day.  They suggest you take the first parking space you come upon. Parking attendants are available to help you to the ramp of Chapel.  Once you drive to the top of the parking area, there is a turn around making it easy to exit the area.  Parking in the neighborhood is discouraged.

St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Sedona is the caretaker of the Chapel.  The church also runs the gift shop.  Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is located at  780 Chapel Road, just off State Route 179 at the Chapel Road Traffic Circe.  For more information, visit their website at