Serenity at its best...

The public is welcome to stroll the grounds from May 1 – October 31

Thank you for a wonderful 2016

fall-morning-cathedral-of-the-pines-gordon-ripleyIt’s that time of year again… the leaves have fallen from the trees and our chrysanthemums have bloomed their last for the season.  Here at the Cathedral of the Pines our team would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for making 2016 a fantastic year.

Thanks to the generous support of so many of our friends, we were able to make many improvements that help to make the experience here even more enjoyable for all of our visitors.  Just this year alone we were able to:

  • Remove trees to open up the view to Mt. Monadnock.
  • Implement a summer program series of concerts and speakers.
  • Install of our new Welcome and Trail kiosks.

And that what only the beginning. Our plans for 2017 are even bigger so be sure to follow us on Facebook because you won’t want to miss a thing.

Thank you again and from everyone here at the Cathedral of the Pines, we wish you and your family the very best this holiday season and beyond.

Did you know that the Cathedral of the Pines participates in the AmazonSmiles fundraising program?amazonsmile

This holiday season and beyond, shop at AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your total will be donated to the Cathedral of the Pines at no cost to you.  Signing up is easy:

1.) Go to AmazonSmile at and click “Get Started” on the right.

2.) Login with your Amazon credentials, or create a new account.

3.) Select the Cathedral of the Pines as your charity of choice.

And that’s all there is to it, Amazon will do the rest and there is no additional cost to you. By choosing us as your Amazon Smile recipient you will be helping the Cathedral of the Pines to flourish for years to come.

Our Mission


The Cathedral of the Pines is a nationally recognized memorial dedicated to the memory and honor of all Americans who serve the nation. In search of peace we are open to the public as a place of spiritual, cultural, and environmental appreciation.



As a thriving center for gatherings in New Hampshire’s historic Monadnock region, Cathedral of the Pines serves as host to people from both our local community and across the world as they participate in a wide-range of events and activities that complement the Cathedral’s mission.


Cathedral of the Pines is a privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  To maintain the grounds and remain operational, the Cathedral of the Pines relies upon the generous donations from visitors and patrons.

Your tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated.


Situated on a hilltop with a panoramic view of historic Mount Monadnock, the Cathedral of the Pines is a breathtaking open-air cathedral and meeting space on 236 acres of pristine New Hampshire forest. Our grounds are home to many historic monuments erected to honor the brave American men and women—both military and civilian who have served our country.

We welcome visitors from all over the world to participate in our events, to explore our extraordinary sanctuary grounds, meditate in our outdoor chapels and gardens, and to learn our history.

cibyl doug sloan 600 400FOUNDING INSPIRATION

As a B-17 bomber pilot in World War II, Second Lieutenant Sanderson (Sandy) Sloane made the ultimate sacrifice for his country when his plane was shot down over Germany in 1944.  To honor their beloved son and all the men and women who gave their lives in service to this great nation, Sibyl and Douglas Sloane III founded the Cathedral of the Pines the following year.

At that time Dr. and Mrs. Sloane envisioned a place where people of all faiths would come together in the spirit of unity and mutual respect. It was their the hope that interfaith understanding and appreciation would help pave the way to world peace.

In the 21st century the Cathedral of the Pines continues to honor the Sloane’s dream of a “cathedral without borders” with activities and events that celebrate their original vision.



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