Begin your Port Arthur Faith Trail at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which recreates Juan Diego’s vision of the Virgin Mary in Mexico. The 17ft bronze statue of Mary is set upon rocks that parishioners of the adjoining church brought from Mount Tepeyac, Mexico City. Daily mass is at 8 a.m.
Down the street, the Vietnamese Martyr’s Catholic Church & Queen of Peace Shrine and Gardens offers another larger-than-life statue of Mary, in Hoa-Binh, or Area of Peace. Walk through gardens parishioners built in gratitude for their welcome to Port Arthur.
Have some green tea as monks guide visitors through towering bamboo and colorful lotus blossoms at Buu Mon Buddhist Temple & Lotus Gardens. Select a meal from a restaurant on our dining guide.