Religious Buildings Tour in Columbus (Self Guided), Columbus

Columbus is rich in religious buildings which have an important historical, cultural and architectural significance to the city. Including Catholic, Protestant and Jewish places of worship, take the following tour to discover some of Columbus’ best religious architecture.
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Guide Name: Religious Buildings Tour in Columbus
Guide Location: USA » Columbus (See other walking tours in Columbus)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles
Author: jenny
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • King Avenue United Methodist Church
  • St. Nicholas Church
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church
  • Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Columbus
  • St. Patrick Church
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Broad Street United Methodist Church
  • First Congregational Church
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King Avenue United Methodist Church

1) King Avenue United Methodist Church

King Avenue United Methodist Church, established in 1889 with 30 members began as a modest church seating only 150. Built in 1904, the new sanctuary accommodates 1800, making it Columbus’ largest church at the time. Beautifully preserved, this church is active in the community, offering youth, gay and lesbian, campus ministries and more.
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St. Nicholas Church

2) St. Nicholas Church

Built in 2000, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, overseen by Reverend Miroljub Ruzic, serves a small community of parishioners. Devoted to the traditions and doctrines of the original Apostles, membership to this relatively new church continues to grow.
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St. Francis of Assisi Church

3) St. Francis of Assisi Church

St. Francis of Assisi is Roman Catholic church established in 1892 by Bishop Watterson. In 1907 a school was built on the grounds and in 1913 a pipe organ from the Barckhoff Organ Co. of Pomeroy, Ohio was installed. Restoration of the building, school and rectory took place in 1986, preserving the original design. Gaining momentum in the community, this church is well-known for its beautiful choir and organ music.
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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Columbus

4) Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Columbus

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Columbus, designed in a 6th century Byzantine style, includes a separate candle room where members place candles and pray. The four pillars supporting the dome are dedicated to the evangelists Mark, Mathew, Luke and John. Its stunning interior includes Venetian glass with ornate gold embellishments, and its altar is decorated an icon of the Virgin Mary and other saints.
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St. Patrick Church

5) St. Patrick Church

Founded nearly 150 years ago, St. Patrick Church was established by poor Irish immigrants. In 1935 many of its important icons, photographs, manuscripts and other church documents were destroyed by fire. Home of Dominican Friars, this church is active in missionary and charitable work.
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African Methodist Episcopal Church

6) African Methodist Episcopal Church

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, founded in 1816 by Richard Allen, was built as a place where African Americans could freely worship. Open to all people, in 1990 the African Methodist Episcopal faith exceeded three million members. This church includes a school offering religious studies as well.
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Broad Street United Methodist Church

7) Broad Street United Methodist Church

Broad Street United Methodist Church, dating back to 1875, was designed by Columbus architect Joseph Warren Yost in the Gothic Victorian style. Boasting pointed arch bays, green serpentine stone, a gable roof, towers and lovely stained glass windows, this church is active in charitable community events.
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First Congregational Church

8) First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, built in 1856 in the Neo-Gothic style, nowadays provides shelter, food and transportation to the needy. In addition to regular services and charitable work, it also sponsors youth events, celebrations, missions, conferences and other activities benefiting the community.

Walking Tours in Columbus, Ohio

Create Your Own Walk in Columbus

Create Your Own Walk in Columbus

Creating your own self-guided walk in Columbus 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.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Columbus is home to a number of significant historic landmarks, including a beautiful replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship the Santa Maria, stunning skyscrapers, museums and galleries, parks and gardens which deserve attention. Take the following tour to check out some of Columbus’ most fascinating attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Columbus Museums and Art Galleries Tour 1

Columbus Museums and Art Galleries Tour 1

Columbus offers several unique and beautiful museums dedicated to the city's history, culture, traditions and art, including a wonderful modern art museum, and one devoted to science and industry. Take the following tour to discover the best museums Columbus has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Columbus Museums and Art Galleries Tour 2

Columbus Museums and Art Galleries Tour 2

Columbus is home to a number of fascinating museums and galleries which deserve attention, including old and contemporary art on display, as well as fascinating scientific and cultural ones. Take the following tour to discover the city’s best museums and galleries.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.6 Km or 6 Miles

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