An official Path Through History Site! One of Western New York's most exquisite landmarks, Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica attracts visitors worldwide. Rivaling the great churches of Europe, the Basilica was built in 1926 as a gift of thanks to the Blessed Mother from Venerable Nelson Baker, a current candidate for sainthood whose final resting place is located within the church. Prominent features of the shrine include breathtaking painting and marble sculpture, as well as the Father Baker Museum and OLV Gift Shop located in the lower level. Public tours are offered Sundays at 1:00 pm, or by calling for appointment.