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.
Parking for Weekend Mass
Free parking is available with a validated ticket for all weekend Masses at the lot located behind the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The entrance to this parking lot is from Ralph McGill Boulevard, see photo at bottom of this page.
Ticket Validation Access
Enter the parking lot from Ralph McGill Blvd. and a take parking ticket at the gate. The gate will open to access the parking lot. Before returning to your car, validate your parking ticket using one of the validation boxes located in Church vestibule (insert only once or ask an usher for help).
To exit the parking lot, insert the validated ticket at the same gate you entered to exit. Gate will open. Note: if the gate arm is in the up position you may exit with caution.
Validated tickets can only be used at the Ralph McGill Blvd. gate.
Other Free Parking Availability
Parking for other events and times in the lot behind the Church is available on these days and at these times:
Important: All other parking near the Church in parking lots or on the streets is either, metered or pay for use. Violations are subject to parking fines, and / or booting penalties.
Registered Parishioner Parking Access
Registered parishioners may apply for a permanent access card and also register their vehicles license plate for scanned entrance and exit. Apply Here. Using this system permits exit from both Ralph McGill and Peachtree Center Ave. exits. As a caution it is recommended to always have the access card available.
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.