Historic Houses of Worship Tour

Event Date: December 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm Event Location: 17 Hagerstown historical houses of worship


2016 photo contest winner, “Architecture to Altar” by Mark Schoberg

3:00-7:00 p.m.

(Snow date December 27).

This annual event is FREE and open to the public.

A wonderful opportunity to see the interiors of historic downtown Hagerstown houses of worship.  Learn about the architecture and ecumenical heritage from docents and guides.  Music, refreshments and local art will be featured at some locations.

This is a self-guided walking/driving tour and can be started and ended at the house of worship of your choice.  Parking is available at individual houses of worship in their lots and/or along the nearby streets as permitted.  Several church vans will also be available on a continuous loop for those who prefer not to walk or drive the tour. Some, but not all, are wheelchair accessible.  Vans are compliments of Christ’s Reformed Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church.

The 3rd annual Holiday Tour photo contest will take place with a $200 prize for best original photograph.  Anyone may submit a photo taken during the 2017 tour for a chance to win.  Tour organizers are seeking pictures highlighting the beauty and architecture of the houses of worship. The winning original photograph will be commissioned by the tour organizers and will be used to create posters and promotional materials for the 2018 Tour.  Deadline for submissions is January 12, 2018.  For more information and to submit your entry visit http://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/holiday-worship-tour.

2017 Brochure

Note:  The brochure is sized for 15 x 12 paper to be folded as a pocket brochure. However, it can be printed on 11 x 17 paper with good results.  Participating houses of worship will have a limited number of pre-printed, pre-folded glossy brochures to distribute.

Holiday tour logo revisedThe following houses of worship are featured on the tour:

  • St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – 601 Washington Ave.
  • Washington Square United Methodist Church – 538 Washington Ave.
  • First Baptist Church – 15 High Street
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church – 101 S. Prospect St.
  • The Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown – 20 S. Prospect St.
  • St. Mary Catholic Church – 224 W. Washington St.
  • Congregation B’Nai Abraham – 53 E. Baltimore St.
  • Hagerstown Church of the Brethren – 15 S. Mulberry St. (at E. Washington St.)
  • Otterbein United Methodist Church – 108 E. Franklin St.
  • Zion Reformed United Church of Christ – 201 N. Potomac St.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church – 15 Randolph Ave. (at N. Potomac St.)
  • John  Wesley United Methodist Church – 129 N. Potomac St.
  • Congregation B’Nai Abraham – 49 E. Baltimore St.
  • St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – 141 S. Potomac St.
  • Asbury United Methodist Church – 155 Jonathan St.
  • Christ’s Reformed Church – 130 W. Franklin St.

Also featured on the tour:

  • The Miller House – 135 W. Washington St.  The winning photo and honorable mention photos from the 2016 Tour photo contest will be on display here.

This tour is made possible through the generous support of:  Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the City of Hagerstown, Washington County, MD, and Trinity Lutheran Church.

Questions regarding the tour can be directed to the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau at 301-791-3246 or Hagerstown Area Religious Council at 301-842-4272.

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