Celebrate the History and Architecture of Great Churches of Downtown Columbus
Get in the holiday spirit with a festive tour of downtown churches!
Downtown Columbus is home to many historically and architecturally significant churches representing the finest in craftsmanship and ecclesiastical design. Please join us for a walking tour of four stalwart churches – enjoy seasonal music at each with introductions from WOSU Classical 101 Host Christopher Purdy. Learn the rich architectural history of each church from Columbus Landmarks experts. Understand how the churches work to meet the needs of their dynamic congregations and the greater neighborhood, while being caretakers of some of Columbus’ most important and challenging buildings.
The Great Hallelujah Tour of Downtown Churches
Saturday, December 2nd – 2pm to 5pm
Tickets: $15 Members* / $20 Non-Members – Tickets may be purchased online at columbuslandmarks.org. *Discounted member rate tickets for the entire four-church tour are available to cathedral parishioners – or parishioners may attend only the cathedral’s portion of the tour at no charge.
Featured stops along the one-mile walking route:
- First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St.
- St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad Street
- Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Broad St.
- Broad Street United Methodist Church, 501 E. Broad St.
The tour begins at First Congregational Church at 2 p.m. Cathedral parishioners may park in the rear lot and walk to the 1st stop. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. If the weather is inclement or you wish to drive and park at each stop for accessibility reasons, limited on-street or nearby parking is available near each site. All four sites are ADA accessible.
During the St. Joseph Cathedral tour, Dr. Richard Fitzgerald will lead the entire cathedral choir in a musical presentation for the guests. Refreshments will be serve in the undercroft as the group leaves the cathedral. The tour ends at Broad Street United Methodist Church, across the street from the lighted Topiary Park and the beautiful State Auto life-size Nativity for your pleasure.
For information, contact Michael Elton – 614-405-7770 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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