The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
353 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta GA 30308-3217
DIRECTIONs to sacred heart
From the North on I-75 or I-85:
Continue south into downtown Atlanta. Take Exit 249A Courtland Street. Turn right at the first intersection onto Baker St. Go one block and turn right onto Peachtree Center Avenue. Sacred Heart is on the right about three-quarters of the way down the block. Please read the parking information below.
From the South on I-75 or I-85:
From I-75/85 and I-20 traveling north toward Atlanta: Continue north on I-75/85 into downtown Atlanta. Use exit 248C/International Boulevard. Go through one traffic light at the top of the ramp and to the second light at International Boulevard. Turn left onto International Boulevard. Turn right onto Peachtree Center Avenue (second traffic light). Sacred Heart is on the right about three-quarters of the way down the block. Please read the parking information below.
Walking from downtown hotels:
Walk north on Peachtree Street, one block beyond Peachtree Center Plaza and just past the SunTrust Tower, to where Peachtree Street and Peachtree Center Avenue merge. Sacred Heart is the red brick church with the twin spires on the right.
Walking from MARTA:
From the Peachtree Center station: Follow the signs to Peachtree Center exit and this will lead to a very steep escalator. When you come out on Peachtree Street walk north (away from Five Points) on Peachtree Street. Go one block beyond Peachtree Center Plaza and the Hyatt Regency Hotel and past the SunTrust Tower to where Peachtree Street and Peachtree Center Avenue merge. Sacred Heart is the red brick church with the twin spires on the right.
From the Civic Center station: Exit onto W. Peachtree Street and head south (toward downtown) to Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., which is the first intersection. Turn left and go one block to Peachtree Street. Cross Peachtree and turn right. Sacred Heart is the red brick church with the twin spires on the left.
Free Parking for mass or other church events is available, using the license plate scan or ticket validation processes described below, on the following days/times:
Directions to parking lot behind church:
See photo at the bottom of this page. The entrance to the parking lot is on the south side of Ralph McGill Blvd. If you are driving west on Ralph McGill, the entrance is on the left after you cross Courtland St. If you are driving east on Ralph McGill, the entrance is on the right after you cross Peachtree St. If you driving north on Peachtree Center Avenue, merge onto Peachtree Street and turn right at the light. The entrance to the parking lot will be on your right. There are two ways to park free in this lot on the designated days/times.
License Plate Scan Access: If you are a registered parishioner, and have provided your license plate number through our vehicle registration form, you may use this system. Enter lot at Ralph McGill Blvd., approach gate, wait 1-2 seconds, gate opens automatically, proceed through gate. Exiting works that same way (approach, wait for read, gate opens, proceed).
IMPORTANT NOTE: The license plate scan system does not always work. If your plate is not being read, either use the access card if you received one from the parish, or take a ticket and validate it in the vestibule.
Ticket Validation Access: Enter lot at Ralph McGill Blvd., take parking ticket from box at gate, gate will open, proceed to parking lot. Before returning to your car, insert parking ticket into one of the validation boxes located in Church vestibule (insert only once). On exiting lot, insert validated ticket into box at exit gate. Gate will open.
ONE LAST THING: There is one Entrance to the parking lot - Ralph McGill Blvd. But there are two Exits - one onto Ralph McGill at the entry gate and one onto Peachtree Center Avenue along side Sacred Heart Way. The exit on Peachtree Center Avenue only works with the license plate scan or an access card, however. Those using a parking ticket must exit on Ralph McGill Blvd.
Avoid having your car booted or towed while you are visiting Sacred Heart
Do not park in the lot next to the Imperial Hotel building. Sacred Heart does not have an arrangement with the owner of this lot. Also, except on Sunday, do not park on the street in front of the church. Use only the lot behind the church as identified above. It will cost $50 or more to get your car released if you park in the wrong lot and you will get a parking ticket if you park on the street.
Sacred Heart church and its facilities are handicapped accessible. The church and rectory are accessible off Peachtree Center Avenue. The Parish Hall and class/meeting rooms are accessible off Sacred Heart Way, the driveway/parking lot directly south of the church.