The Eck Visitors Center, located on Notre Dame Avenue, offers not only a meeting and resting place for visitors, but also provides an intriguing look at the University's history. In addition, our auditorium offers a 12-minute DVD movie that chronicles Notre Dame's tradition and commitment to excellence.
Visitor Center tour offers a general historical and social overview of life at Notre Dame. Most tours will include visits to the Grotto, Basilica of the Sacred Heart*, Main Building (the Golden Dome), and "Touchdown Jesus." Tours are not permitted to enter Notre Dame Stadium. Public Tours are free.
Tours are not offered on certain holidays and student breaks. Please call 574-631-5726 to inquire.
Private tours can be requested to meet your specific needs. Tour requests are subject to student tour guide availability. Tours may NOT be available during certain times due to limited tour guide availability or campus events. Your tour must be scheduled more than 10 days in advance, and one tour guide is required for every 25 persons. There is a fee of $30 per guide.
For tours including information on student life at Notre Dame, please visit the Admissions Office here.
Note - Tours in the Basilica are only allowed:
(This schedule could change anytime due to events such as weddings, baptisms or funerals.)
Please respect this sacred place of worship by removing hats when entering and keeping noise to a minimum. Pictures are permitted of the church inside, but pictures are NOT permitted of the displays – large signs are posted.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
The Eck Visitors Center is available to University departments, Notre Dame family and friends, community and business groups for lectures, meetings, small dinners, receptions and other special events.
Have a specific question? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page, or email us at email@example.com.
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