(Snow date December 27).
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.
The 5th annual Holiday Tour photo contest will take place with a $200 prize for best original photograph. Anyone may submit a photo taken during the 2019 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 2020 Tour. Deadline for submissions is January 11, 2020. For more information and to submit your entry visit the Washington County Arts Council website.
Participating houses of worship:
Christ’s Reformed Church
130 W. Franklin Street
Congregation B’Nai Abraham
53 E. Baltimore Street
First Baptist Church
15 High Street
Grace United Methodist Church
712 W. Church Street
John Wesley United Methodist Church
129 N. Potomac Street
Otterbein United Methodist Church
108 E. Franklin Street
Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown
20 S. Prospect Street
St. John’s Episcopal Church
101 S. Prospect Street
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
141 S. Potomac Street
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
601 Washington Avenue
Trinity Lutheran Church
Potomac Street & Randolph Avenue
Washington Square United Methodist Church
538 Washington Avenue
Zion Reformed United Church of Christ
201 N. Potomac Street
The Miller House
135 W. Washington Street
This year’s tour is made possible through the generous support of: Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the Washington County Historical Society, the City of Hagerstown, and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
Questions regarding the tour can be directed to the Hagerstown Area Religious Council at 301-842-4272, this year’s tour organizer Pat Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Washington County Historical Society at 301-797-8782.