Greensboro Religious Buildings Tour, Greensboro (Self Guided)

Many of Greensboro’s religious buildings are stunning works of architecture, several of them over one hundred years old. Among the city’s treasures you will find the beautiful First Presbyterian Church, designed in the Gothic style. Discover Greensboro’s most unforgettable religious buildings in the following tour.
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Greensboro Religious Buildings Tour Map

Guide Name: Greensboro Religious Buildings Tour
Guide Location: USA » Greensboro (See other walking tours in Greensboro)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: ellen
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Holy Trinity Church

1) Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, an Episcopal congregation, is located in downtown Greensboro. Built in the Vernacular style with Gothic features, its triple window is one of the facade’s main architectural elements. You will find a large yard with a stone circle in the center, called a meditation wheel. This church also has a wonderful choir and its own music school.
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Temple Emanuel

2) Temple Emanuel

Originally established in 1907, the present Temple Emanuel on North Greene Street was built in 1924, designed by architect Hobart Upjohn in the Georgian style. Additional wings and buildings were constructed later. Temple Emanuel has a gift shop specializing in Judaica, including artwork, jewelry, cards and more. Shabbat services are offered on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.
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First Presbyterian Church

3) First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church, located in Fisher Park, is a real architectural masterpiece. Inspired by the Cathedral of Albi in France, it was designed by architect Hobart Upjohn in the Gothic style and erected in 1928. Its most notable element is the rose stained glass window, which symbolizes the sacred concept of harmony and completeness. Its vibrant Sunday morning services are accompanied by organ and choir music
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St. Benedict’s Church

4) St. Benedict’s Church

Founded in 1877 as St. Agnes’ Church, the present St. Benedict’s Church, constructed in 1899, is one of the oldest members of the Diocese of Charlotte. This red brick construction with a tower is noteworthy for its beautiful stained glass windows depicting the birth and baptism of Jesus.
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United Institutional Baptist Church

5) United Institutional Baptist Church

Founded in 1930, the present United Institutional Baptist Church on East Market Street was built at the end of the 20th century. A red brick construction with a tower, after major renovations, stained glass windows and the mural of Christ were added. Sunday morning worship begins at 7:30 am, with additional activities offered daily. This church also contains a great gift shop.
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United House of Prayer for All People

6) United House of Prayer for All People

Located at the corner of South Dudley and East Market Streets, the United House of Prayer for All People is a red brick building with a triangular stained glass window on its facade. Its tower has a hexagonal roof topped with two angels and its facade bears three distinctive crosses. A staircase with a sculpture of a lion sitting guard on each side leads to the entrance of the church. Founded in the beginning of the 20th century, the United House of Prayer for All People serves the Pentecostal community.
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Wells Memorial Church

7) Wells Memorial Church

The present Wells Memorial Church, located between East Market and Lee Streets, was built in 1985. Its architecture is remarkable for its angular form, tall spire and wall-high stained glass windows. This church holds Sunday worship at 6:00 am, with daily activities offered at 7:00 pm.

Walking Tours in Greensboro, North Carolina

Create Your Own Walk in Greensboro

Create Your Own Walk in Greensboro

Creating your own self-guided walk in Greensboro is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Greensboro Places of Worship Walk

Greensboro Places of Worship Walk

Greensboro is home to a number of architecturally stunning churches, many of them built in the last century. Besides serving as a place of worship, the city’s churches regularly host musical and other cultural events. Take the following tour to discover Greensboro’s best places of worship.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Family Entertainment Tour in Greensboro

Family Entertainment Tour in Greensboro

Greensboro has many activities for the entire family, including shops, bakeries, cafes, parks and playgrounds. Its numerous art galleries and studios, as well as the Greensboro Children’s Museum, are wonderful attractions for kids of all ages. Take the following tour to discover the best in Greensboro’s family-friendly locations.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Greensboro Museums and Galleries Tour

Greensboro Museums and Galleries Tour

Greensboro, established in 1808, has witnessed much history, which is reflected in the city’s museums. Greensboro boasts numerous art galleries displaying the works of prominent local artists, including watercolor, oil painting, sculpture, graphics, etchings and more. If you want to become better acquainted with the cultural life and history of Greensboro, visit its fabulous museums and...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Greensboro Architecture Tour

Greensboro Architecture Tour

The architectural styles of Greensboro’s buildings include Romanesque, Neoclassical, Gothic, Colonial Revival, Modernist and Post-Modern designs. Many of them date back to the last two centuries and a number of them are included in the National Register of Historic Places. Take the following tour to discover Greensboro’s architectural treasures.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Greensboro Coffee Cups Collaborative Walk

Greensboro Coffee Cups Collaborative Walk

On February 1, 1960 the sit-in movement began. This historic event was commemorated by the creation of eight bronze coffee cups. Installed throughout downtown Greensboro and dedicated on the 50th anniversary of the inspired event when four African American students were refused service when ordering coffee, each bronze sculpture is placed on a stone pedestal, featuring the quote of an outstanding...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Greensboro contains many cultural venues exhibiting local art, crafts, music and theater performances, numerous art galleries and museums, religious buildings. Take the following tour to better acquaint yourself with the best attractions of Greensboro.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Greensboro for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Greensboro has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Greensboro, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.