Historical Churches, Charlotte

Historical Churches (Self Guided), Charlotte

Charlotte is home to a variety of religious buildings, representing a range of religious denominations. Some of the buildings date back to 19th century and are quite beautiful. Take this self-guided tour to see some of Charlotte's most historical places of worship!
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Historical Churches Map

Guide Name: Historical Churches
Guide Location: USA » Charlotte (See other walking tours in Charlotte)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Peter's Catholic Church
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • St. Peters Episcopal Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • First United Presbyterian Church
St. Peter's Catholic Church

1) St. Peter's Catholic Church

St. Peter's Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic church in Charlotte. Established in 1851, it is the oldest Catholic church in Charlotte, and until 1940 was the only Catholic church in the city. St. Peter's was originally at the extreme southern limits of the city, but today it stands in the heart of uptown, across from major art museums and next to The Green. It is most likely the oldest surviving edifice on Tryon Street.

The original structure stood from 1851 until 1892. The building was damaged during the civil war. The present structure, in a simplified Victorian Gothic style rendered in dark brick, dates from 1893.

A prominent feature of the church interior was a triptych by American painter Ben Long, a three-part fresco depicting Christ’s Agony in the Garden, Resurrection, and Pentecost. The fresco was severely damaged in February 2002 and cannot be fully restored. Following the damage to the fresco, the interior of the Church was renovated in 2007.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
First Presbyterian Church

2) First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church is a historic Presbyterian church located in Charlotte. It was built in 1857, and is a one-story, Gothic Revival style stuccoed brick building. The original spire was rebuilt in 1883-1884 and the side and rear walls of the church were taken down and a new structure was erected in 1894–1895.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
St. Peters Episcopal Church

3) St. Peters Episcopal Church

St. Peter's Episcopal Church is located in Charlotte's Historic Fourth Ward near Discovery Place. It is an excellent place to stop to admire the art and architecture of the building while on a walking tour of the city.

St. Peter's was the first Episcopal Church in the city. Though established as a church in 1834, it wasn't recognized as a parish in the Diocese of North Carolina until a decade later. The church building was finished more than 50 years after this recognition.

Construction of the church began in 1893 under the direction of Bishop Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr. It was completed in 1895, and then expanded in 1912 to add the Parish House and chapel. Renovations and more additions have taken place over the years with the most recent being in 2010.

The church building is open daily to allow visitors and residents a place of sanctuary. Visitors are also welcome to attend church services on Sundays.
First United Methodist Church

4) First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church is located between 8th and 9th Streets on North Tryon Street in the heart of Charlotte's historic Fourth Ward district. The church was founded in 1927 and has a weekly worship service, bell choir, children's dinner and a variety of religious programs.
First United Presbyterian Church

5) First United Presbyterian Church

Dating back to 1869, First United Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of Seventh and College Streets near the Levine Museum of the New South. This historic church was built in 1894 by the church members themselves, working in the evenings and on weekends. Today it is one of the most notable places of worship in the city.

Walking Tours in Charlotte, North Carolina

Create Your Own Walk in Charlotte

Create Your Own Walk in Charlotte

Creating your own self-guided walk in Charlotte 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.
Charlotte's Historical Buildings Tour

Charlotte's Historical Buildings Tour

Downtown Charlotte or Uptown (as it is usually called by locals) is home to a number of historic structures that remind people what the city once looked like. Among its highlights are the Liddell-McNinch House, Newcomb-Berryhill House, and Overcarsh House. Check out the most noteworthy historic buildings in Charlotte’s Uptown on this self-guided walking tour!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Charlotte Introduction Walking Tour

Charlotte Introduction Walking Tour

The city of Charlotte was settled by Europeans from Northern Ireland around 1755. Its namesake was Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III and Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. It was from this name that Charlotte earned its nickname "The Queen City."

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles