Historic Church Tour

First Presbyterian ChurchPreservation of Historic Winchester, Inc. is sponsoring a tour of local church buildings, highlighting four local churches in historic Old Town Winchester. The tour is part of PHW’s commemoration of National Preservation Month, held every May to celebrate the nation’s historic buildings and their preservation for future generations. PHW is highlighting churches specifically to raise awareness not only of their history and architecture, but also of the unique challenges of preserving places of worship.

The tours are free, family-friendly, and open to the general public. RSVPs of planned attendance are appreciated; contact PHW at 540-667-3577 or phwi@verizon.net. Arrive for the tour of each location at the top of the hour. Travel between sites is “on your own.”

Tour Schedule:

  • 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.  Old Stone Church and Lutheran Wall, East Piccadilly St./East Lane intersection
  • 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.  Centenary Reformed UCC, 202 S. Cameron St.
  • 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.  First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St.
  • 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.  Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen St.

Visitors are also encouraged to visit, shop, and dine in Old Town to see the results of thirty years of preservation work to commercial buildings firsthand, and to stop by Kidz Fest, to be held at the pavilion of the recently renovated Taylor Hotel, 125 N. Loudoun St.

For more information, contact Sandra Bosley and Preservation of Historic Winchester, 540-667-3577 or phwi@verizon.net.

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