Religious Self-Guided Tour in Hartford (Self Guided), Hartford

Hartford is a wonderful town that is located on the Connecticut River. It is not remarkable just for its geographical position but also for the beautiful buildings and places of worship. Take this self-guided tour to admire the architecturally interesting places of worship in Hartford.
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Religious Self-Guided Tour in Hartford Map

Guide Name: Religious Self-Guided Tour in Hartford
Guide Location: USA » Hartford (See other walking tours in Hartford)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 Km or 4.2 Miles
Author: Dee
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Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

1) Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

The Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was founded in 1976 by architect E.H.Waters. The church is located on the famous Main Street in Hartford. The structure represents the Late Victorian architectural style. Since 1994 it is considered an important landmark of the city. The church offers different weekly and daily worship possibilities like Sunday Services, Bible Study and Prayer Services, so that every day the church is visited by the local people.
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Windsor Avenue Congregational Church

2) Windsor Avenue Congregational Church

Windsor Avenue Congregational Church is the historic name for a brick Romanesque Revival style church building built around 1872 and located at 2030 Main Street, Hartford. The current congregation is Faith Congregational Church, which has been at this location since Talcott Street Congregational Church merged with Mother Bethel Methodist Church in 1953 to become Faith Congregational Church. Since its founding in 1819 Talcott Street Congregational Church has a history as an early African American church. The church is a stop on the Connecticut Freedom Trail and is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places.

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Union Baptist Church

3) Union Baptist Church

The Union Baptist Church was established in 1871 by architect Henry M. Congdon. The church is an example of Early English Gothic Revival architecture made of stone brick. Later, in 1979, it was enlisted in the National register of Historical Places. The Union Baptist Church is an important landmark in Hartford. The church was initially named the Memorial Church of Saint Thomas but in 1953 it was renamed the Union Baptist Church. The church is on the Connecticut Freedom Trail.
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Fourth Congregational Church

4) Fourth Congregational Church

The Fourth Congregational Church, also called the Horace Bushnell Congregational Church is a remarkable church located at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Vine Street in Hartford. The structure was established in 1850 by the famous architects Davis & Brooks. It represents the Georgian Revival style and since 1982, is considered a historic place and one of the oldest churches in Hartford. It is also a significant part of a destroyed historic construction.
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Cathedral of St. Joseph

5) Cathedral of St. Joseph (must see)

The Cathedral of St. Joseph is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford. Dedicated on May 15, 1962, it stands on the site of the old cathedral destroyed by fire on December 31, 1956. Designed by Eggers & Higgins of New York, it rises 281 feet from the sidewalk. The cathedral is located on Farmington Avenue just outside of downtown Hartford across from the Aetna building. The bell tower contains 12 carillon bells. They range in weight from 225 pounds up to 3850 pounds.

The cathedral itself is made of concrete with the outside covered in Alabama limestone. The cathedral is noted for its large expanse of spectacular stained glass windows crafted in Paris, and the ceramic tile mural behind the altar depicting "Christ in Glory," which is the largest in the world. The capacity of the cathedral is about 1700 people.

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St. Patrick and St. Anthony Church

6) St. Patrick and St. Anthony Church

The St. Patrick and St. Anthony Church was established in 1829. It is the first Roman Catholic Church in Hartford and Connecticut as well. The structure is an excellent example of Gothic architecture. It is made of massive brownstone and is decorated by a beautiful wooden door, which is the main entrance. The stained glass windows from the inside can easily be observed. The church also houses the Clare Gallery, where different paintings representing different religious themes are presented.
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Christ Church

7) Christ Church (must see)

Christ Church was established in 1795 and was considered the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut since 1919. In 1827, the Gothic Revival church was enlisted in the National Register of Historic Places. It is a very big church and there is a beautiful balcony from which the chancel can be seen. Near the altar is the antiphonal organ. The structure is enriched by stained glass windows, each of which is divided into three sections. The church has a famous history of music and a pipe organ that was installed in 1800. It was the first pipe organ in Hartford.
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Church of the Good Shepherd and Parish House

8) Church of the Good Shepherd and Parish House

Church of the Good Shepherd and Parish House is a historic church at 155 Wyllys Street in Hartford. It was commissioned by Elizabeth Jarvis Colt, the widow of Samuel Colt. The buildings were designed by Edward Tuckerman Potter. The church was built in 1867 and the parish house completed in 1896.

The church was built as a memorial to Samuel Colt who died in 1862 and three of his children who died in infancy. The parish house was built in 1895 as a memorial to Colt's son Caldwell Hart Colt who died in 1894. Potter had come out of retirement to design this building. The church and parish house were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

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Walking Tours in Hartford, Connecticut

Create Your Own Walk in Hartford

Create Your Own Walk in Hartford

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hartford 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.
Art Galleries and Museums in Hartford Walking Tour

Art Galleries and Museums in Hartford Walking Tour

Hartford’s museums are pleasantly surprising because of the local history and culture. The uniqueness of this tour is due to the original buildings and unusual exhibits that can be seen there and nowhere else. Take this tour to visit some of the most remarkable museums and art galleries in Hartford.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 Km or 4.5 Miles
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Hartford is full of different old and modern landmarks. You can find historic buildings, statues, places of worship and other prominent structures that have great historical significance. Take this Orientation Walk to discover Hartford’s most interesting sights and districts.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Architectural Buildings in Hartford Self Guided Tour

Architectural Buildings in Hartford Self Guided Tour

Hartford is a magnificent city because of its unusual new and old architectural buildings. The first part of the guide will show you the most famous structures in the center of the city. Take this self-guided tour to explore the most important historical and architectural buildings in Hartford.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Historic Houses in Hartford Self Guided Tour

Historic Houses in Hartford Self Guided Tour

Hartford is a place where visitors have to explore almost all the streets to see all the historic buildings of the city. Most of them are registered in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Take this self-guided tour to admire the most important historic houses in Hartford.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles