Places of Worship Tour in Fort Worth, Fort Worth

Over the centuries Fort Worth has proven to be a very religious city, by establishing an impressive number of holy places. Some of them like First United Methodist Church and St. Andrew's Cathedral have become key symbols of the city. The churches display various architectural styles and confessions. Take this walking tour to visit the most famous religious buildings in Fort Worth.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Places of Worship Tour in Fort Worth Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship Tour in Fort Worth
Guide Location: USA » Fort Worth (See other walking tours in Fort Worth)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: ChristineR
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First Christian Church

1) First Christian Church

First Christian Church is a historic church at 612 Throckmorton Street in Fort Worth. It was founded in 1855, making it the oldest continuously operating church established in Fort Worth,. The present building at 6th and Throckmorton dates back to 1915. It was designed by architects E.W. Van Slyke and Clyde Woodruff in a Renaissance Revival style. The raised two-story limestone building has a Greek Cross plan with a tower and copper-clad dome at the crossing and three porticos with Corinthian columns. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and received the Fort Worth Historical and Cultural Landmarks Designation in 2006.

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St. Patrick Cathedral

2) St. Patrick Cathedral

St. Patrick Cathedral is located in the business district of Fort Worth. It is part of the Cathedral Complex, which also consists of the Rectory and the St. Ignatius Academy. This holy place is one of the oldest churches in Fort Worth, since it was constructed in 1892, according to James J. Kane's project. It is designed in classical Gothic style, from original limestone and ornate glass. St. Patrick's Cathedral is listed in The National Register of Historical Sites.
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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

3) St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Saint Andrew's Church is a parish of the Diocese of Fort Worth. The mission church was established by Rt. Rev. Alexander C. Garrett, Bishop of Northern Texas, on March 17, 1875. It gained the status of parish in 1878. The Perpendicular Gothic building is a well known landmark in downtown Fort Worth. It was built by William Miller Sons & Co. of Pittsburgh, PA. The first service in this building was held on Rogation Sunday, May 12, 1912.

The parish is also known for its historical evangelical commitment. Services follow Low Church practice with the clergy only in choir dress. There is no tabernacle, and the elements of communion are not reserved. There is an emphasis on the Articles of Religion and Reformed doctrine. The typical Sunday service is Morning Prayer, except the first Sunday of the month, when Holy Communion is celebrated.

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First United Methodist Church

4) First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church is the most exciting and beautiful attraction of Fort Worth, famous for its architectural design. The primary edifice of this holy place was constructed in 1874, and was named the Fourth Street Methodist Church. In 1887 the church moved to its present address, in the middle of downtown Fort Worth, and began to use its present name. The current building was designed by Wiley G. Clarkson in 1930, in Gothic style. It is important to mention that the church has its own library, where you will find a giant collection of theological literature.
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First Presbyterian Church

5) First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church started its existence in May, 1873, in an old military outpost that served the soldiers during the devastating civil war. The church began its services for only 10 Presbyterians, and as the population of the city grew, the church moved to a new building in 1958. Today the parish has 900 members that bless worship God in a modern manner, by singing, dancing and other interactive methods. The Presbyterian Church also has a campus that serves as a nonprofit night shelter for homeless people.
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St. Paul Lutheran Church

6) St. Paul Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church is located 1 km away from the center of Fort Worth. The holy locale was founded in 1893. Nowadays it has 1200 members, from 60 locations aside from Fort Worth. St. Paul Church also has a school, with educational programs for kindergarten, grade school and college, where children are educated with love, care, friendship, with an individual approach to every soul. The mission of this church is to serve God and to bring up every generation in the spirit of love.

Walking Tours in Fort Worth, Texas

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Worth

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Worth

Creating your own self-guided walk in Fort Worth 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.
Fort Worth Cultural Tour

Fort Worth Cultural Tour

The great variety of museums, galleries and art venues makes Fort Worth one of the most visited cultural destinations, it attracts a lot of tourists all year round. The city is proud of its diverse cultural venues, so don't miss a chance to visit them on this tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Museums and Galleries Tour in Fort Worth

Museums and Galleries Tour in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is listed among the museum-capitals of the southwest region of the United States. Do not hesitate to spend a few hours exploring its most famous museums and art galleries, such as Forth Worth Museum and Kimpbell Art Museum, both of which describe the history of the city, as well as its cultural development. Take this guide to experience Fort Worth's best museums and art galleries.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth, 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.