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Holiday Tour of Houses of Worship

December 22, 2012

Sixteen churches in Hagerstown will open their doors to the public for a special holiday self-guided tour on the day after Christmas. Also, the Miller House, home of the Washington County Historical Society, will also open its doors with holiday decorations created by county garden clubs, and special exhibits.

The Holiday Tour of Houses of Worship runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 26,  (snow date: Dec. 27).

The event is sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CVB has produced a brochure, which is available at the Downtown Visitor Welcome Center, and also online here: http://media.dhweb.com/cvb/holiday-house-of-worship-tour.pdf.  The brochure has a map, and a historical description of each house of worship.

Docents will be available for historical and architectural interpretation, and music will be provided at some of the churches.

The following locations will be open to the public and decorated for the holidays:

  • Asbury United Methodist Church
  • Bridge of Life Church
  • Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church
  • Christ’s Reformed Church
  • Hagerstown Church of Brethren
  • John Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Otterbein United Methodist Church
  • Saint John’s Parish, Episcopal
  • Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church
  • Saint Mary Catholic Church
  • Saint Matthew’s United Methodist Church
  • The Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Washington Square United Methodist Church
  • Zion Reformed United Church of Christ
Trinity Lutheran Church will conclude the tour with an organ selection of Christmas carols from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m. 

For more information, call 240-420-1740.

 The event is hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church with support from the Hagerstown Area Religious Council.

 To contact the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, call 301-791-3246, or go to www.marylandmemories.com.

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