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Church tours scheduled for Dec. 26

December 08, 2011

Ten churches in Hagerstown will open their doors Monday, Dec. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. for a Christmas tour.

The tour, hosted by St. John's Episcopal Church, provides an opportunity for people to see the church sanctuaries decorated for the Christmas season and enjoy the sounds of the season.

The churches participating in the tour are Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church; Hagerstown Church of the Brethren; John Wesley United Methodist Church; Otterbein United Methodist Church; Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown; St. Mary Catholic Church; St. John's Episcopal Church; St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church; Trinity Lutheran Church; and Zion Reformed Church.

The tour is designed to start at St. John's Episcopal Church and is free of charge.

Plenty of parking is available for those who wish to ride the free trolley between the churches. The trolley will stop on a rotating schedule at each church. Participants are also welcome to utilize their own transportation.

Docents will be available to provide historical and architectural interpretation at each church. Music will be provided at several of the churches.

A brochure, designed and printed by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, will serve as a map and guide of the tour.

Refreshments will be available at the Miller House, home of the Washington County Historical Society, at 135 W. Washington St.

At the conclusion of the tour, there will be an organ selection and Christmas carols at St. John's Episcopal Church from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m.

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