Religious Walking Tour of Houston, Houston

Houston, founded in 1837, has grown into one of the biggest cities in the USA. This city features a large number of churches that are of great historical and/or architectural interest to visitors. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most acclaimed religious buildings in Houston.
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Religious Walking Tour of Houston Map

Guide Name: Religious Walking Tour of Houston
Guide Location: USA » Houston (See other walking tours in Houston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Author: doris
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Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church

1) Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church

Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, built in 1927, was designed by well-known architect William Ward Watkin, who also led the construction of nearby Rice University. It is based on the Church of Maria de Miracoli in Venice. This church is on the National Register of Historic...   view more
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St. Paul's Methodist Church

2) St. Paul's Methodist Church

The St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is one of the most visited churches in all of Houston. It is located in the Hermann Park area of town. It was built in 1903, so it is well over 100 years old now. The land for the building came from Ellen Ross. She donated money and property in honor of her son, after he recovered from a very serious illness. At the time, it was on the south side of town, and the Museum District did not exist. The structure was designed by Milan & McGowen.

The...   view more
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First Presbyterian Church of Houston

3) First Presbyterian Church of Houston

The First Presbyterian Church is a very famous house of worship in Houston. It is perhaps best known by the fact that Sam Houston used to attend services here. It was started in 1845. Back then, it was just a small pine church that used whale oil lamps for lighting. A more formal structure was built in 1896. The church was badly damaged by fire in 1932, but was completely renovated in short order. The church has a colonial look, but has a Byzantine style dome and a beautiful bell tower.

In...   view more
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St Matthew Lutheran Church

4) St Matthew Lutheran Church

This Lutheran church is located on Main Street in the Museum District. The church was founded in 1925, through the efforts of Rev. R.A. Jesse. Originally, the church was located in a red brick building on the corner of Westheimer and Ralph. The church moved to its current location in...   view more
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First Unitarian Universalist Church

5) First Unitarian Universalist Church

First Unitarian Universalist Church is located in a modest building on Fannin Street. It is famous for its social activism and was the first church in Houston to racially desegregate. The church is actively involved in many different educational, cultural, and charity programs. It welcomes people of diverse ages, sexual orientation, gender identities, theologies, ethnic backgrounds and religious...   view more
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South Main Baptist Church

6) South Main Baptist Church

This house of worship is located in the midtown section of Houston. At one point in time, the church was named the “Church of the Year” by Guidepost Magazine, which ought to tell you a bit about the organization.

It was founded in the year 1903, and was originally called the Tuam Baptist Church. It moved to the present day location in the year 1930, and has been a prominent part of the midtown landscape since. During the early years of the place, it used to be the temporary location for...   view more
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Trinity Episcopal Church

7) Trinity Episcopal Church

The Trinity Episcopal Church was founded in the year 1893, which makes it one of the older churches in the midtown section of Houston, Texas. It was founded as a mission church from Christ Church, in order to minister to the new community that was forming in the Midtown area at the turn of the 20th Century. It is the second oldest Episcopal Church in town.

The church building itself is a beautiful example of neo-Gothic architecture. In fact, it is one of the best examples of church in town....   view more
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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

8) Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

This house of worship is the largest Eastern Orthodox congregation in Houston. It was founded in 1950, and was supported by the local Greek Community of the area. The name of the church derives from the worship of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, and regularly celebrates the festival of the Annunciation every March 25th.

For the longest time during the 1950’s, this was the official Cathedral for most of the Midwestern States. Bishop Lakovos of Catania set this church as his home of...   view more
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Chapel of St. Basil

9) Chapel of St. Basil

This chapel is located on the campus of the University of St. Thomas. You will find it on the north side of the area, near the Academic Mall. It sits directly across from the Doherty Library. The whole complex of buildings has been designed to represent various aspects of academic endeavor.

The church is easy to spot for the beautiful golden dome located on top. It was completed in 1997, and was designed by the famous architect Philip Johnson. Designer himself has described this type of...   view more
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Walking Tours in Houston, Texas

Create Your Own Walk in Houston

Create Your Own Walk in Houston

Creating your own self-guided walk in Houston 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.
Downtown Nightlife Tour

Downtown Nightlife Tour

Houston is a vibrant modern American city and, as such, it offers a wide variety of opportunities for a night on the town. The city offers more than twenty bars and clubs, catering to the many different lifestyles and subcultures. Take this walking tour to experience the divers nightlife of Houston.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Houston's Landmarks Tour

Houston's Landmarks Tour

Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA. A buzzing commercial and cultural center, Houston proudly boasts of many great museums, architectural masterpieces, and other landmarks. Take this walking tour to explore some of the most interesting landmarks in Houston.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Art Walking Tour in Houston

Art Walking Tour in Houston

Among the wide variety of tourist attractions Houston has to offer, several art museums and galleries deserve special attention. These galleries will thrill all art lovers. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most spectacular museums and galleries in Houston.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Cultural Walk in Houston

Cultural Walk in Houston

Whether you are keen on art or just eager to see one more piece of Houston, this cultural tour will reward your interest. Houston has an extensive Theater District, located downtown, not to mention numerous galleries and other artistic venues. Take this walk and enjoy Houston's most famous cultural institutions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Live Music Clubs Tour of Houston

Live Music Clubs Tour of Houston

Houston is a great city in which to enjoy all kinds of clubs, featuring live music in many different styles, for all ages and tastes. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

While Houston, Texas is a massive metropolis, its Downtown is relatively compact yet bustling business, culture and entertainment hub, with a vibrant theater scene. Alongside several theaters, Downtown Houston hosts a number of museums, parks and historic buildings, alongside many other attractions. To explore some of them, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km