The Cathedral of the Pines is a national 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.


Cathedral of the Pines will be a thriving center in the Monadnock region where people come both from our local communities and from all over the world to participate in a wide range of events that address the Cathedral’s mission.


Cathedral of the Pines is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation which relies upon charitable donations, all of which are fully tax-deductible. We receive no federal funding. Your donations are greatly appreciated.


Situated on a hilltop with a panoramic view of the Grand Monadnock, the Cathedral of the Pines is a breathtaking open-air cathedral and meeting space on 236 acres. Our historic monuments honor the service of American men and women—both military and civilian. We welcome visitors from all over the world to participate in our events and to explore the extraordinary sanctuary grounds, meditate in outdoor chapels and gardens, and learn our history.


Sibyl and Douglas Sloane III founded the Cathedral of the Pines in 1945 as a memorial to those men and women, including their son Sandy, who had sacrificed their lives in World War II. They envisioned that their cathedral without walls would welcome people of every faith in a spirit of unity and mutual respect. It was their hope that interfaith understanding would help bring world peace. In the 21st century the Cathedral seeks to honor and extend that original vision through its activities and events.