TOURS OF CARDINAL RITTER BIRTHPLACE
Since the facility primarily serves the daily needs of the HOME OF THE INNOCENTS, the building is not open to the public on a daily basis. Both group and individual tours are available by reservation only. CONTACT US for scheduling.
CARDINAL RITTER JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL RITTER PILGRIMAGE
On March 14, 2017, fifty-one junior high students from Cardinal Ritter Jr-Sr High School in Indianapolis visited the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace. The stop here in New Albany was part of the school’s “Ritter Trail Pilgrimage,” an annual event for eighth graders. Their trip included visits to Ritter-related sites in Indianapolis, New Albany, St. Meinrad, and St. Louis.
The Pilgrimage has become an annual event, and during their visit to the Ritter House each year the CRB Foundation, Inc. provides a donut-juice-and-milk snack upon arrival. While in New Albany, the students also visit St. Elizabeth’s Home, St. Mary’s Church and several black-history focused sites (Division Street School and the Town Clock Church).
This event has continued annually. However, the 2020 pilgrimage was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic