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    The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center was established on Nov. 1, 2020, with the intent to advance the vision of Knights of Columbus founder Blessed Michael J. McGivney (1852-1890). The fraternal organization this New Haven, Conn., priest established on the principles of unity, charity and fraternity more than a century ago remains a strong influence in the lives of millions of its members, inviting them to be missionary disciples after Father McGivney’s example. The McGivney Center welcomes visitors to learn about this holy priest’s life and legacy, imitate his benevolent outreach to the needy and the outcast, and invoke his heavenly intercession.

    The pilgrimage center is the new manifestation of the Knights of Columbus Museum, Inc. established in 1982 as a nonprofit institution serving the general public through exhibitions of history, art, and faith. The center will continue that mission by serving as an archive for the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council and maintaining a permanent gallery showcasing the organization's history, as well as its focus on Father McGivney.


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    The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center is located at 1 State Street in New Haven, Connecticut, conveniently off the downtown exit from either I-91 or I-95. It is three blocks from Union Station (Amtrak, Hartford Line, Metro-North Railroad, Shoreline East Railroad and Greyhound). Free parking is available in the lot beneath the center. Enter the garage from the left lane at the far end of the building as you approach the intersection with Martin Luther King Blvd.

    The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center is located at 1 State Street in New Haven, Connecticut, conveniently off the downtown exit from either I-91 or I-95. It is three blocks from Union Station (Amtrak, Hartford Line, Metro-North Railroad, Shoreline East Railroad and Greyhound). Free parking is available in the lot beneath the center. Enter the garage from the left lane at the far end of the building as you approach the intersection with Martin Luther King Blvd.

    The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center is located at 1 State Street in New Haven, Connecticut, conveniently off the downtown exit from either I-91 or I-95. It is three blocks from Union Station (Amtrak, Hartford Line, Metro-North Railroad, Shoreline East Railroad and Greyhound). Free parking is available in the lot beneath the center. Enter the garage from the left lane at the far end of the building as you approach the intersection with Martin Luther King Blvd.

    The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center is located at 1 State Street in New Haven, Connecticut, conveniently off the downtown exit from either I-91 or I-95. It is three blocks from Union Station (Amtrak, Hartford Line, Metro-North Railroad, Shoreline East Railroad and Greyhound). Free parking is available in the lot beneath the center. Enter the garage from the left lane at the far end of the building as you approach the intersection with Martin Luther King Blvd.

    The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center is located at 1 State Street in New Haven, Connecticut, conveniently off the downtown exit from either I-91 or I-95. It is three blocks from Union Station (Amtrak, Hartford Line, Metro-North Railroad, Shoreline East Railroad and Greyhound). Free parking is available in the lot beneath the center. Enter the garage from the left lane at the far end of the building as you approach the intersection with Martin Luther King Blvd.

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    The gift shop offers keepsakes, religious and children’s books, devotional aids, seasonal gifts, videos and more.

    The gift shop offers keepsakes, religious and children’s books, devotional aids, seasonal gifts, videos and more.

    The gift shop offers keepsakes, religious and children’s books, devotional aids, seasonal gifts, videos and more.

    The gift shop offers keepsakes, religious and children’s books, devotional aids, seasonal gifts, videos and more.

    The gift shop offers keepsakes, religious and children’s books, devotional aids, seasonal gifts, videos and more.


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    Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center Policies

    For the well-being of our visitors and items on display, the following policies currently apply at the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center:

    • Proper attire is required at all times, including shirts and shoes
    • All bags are subject to inspection
    • No firearms or weapons are permitted
    • No luggage or suitcases are permitted
    • No loitering or disruptive behavior is allowed in the center or on its grounds
    • Photography is permitted in permanent galleries only
    • No food or beverages are permitted in the galleries
    • Service animals only
    • No smoking is permitted
    • Children 12 years and younger must be under adult supervision