Tour Historic Houses of Worship in Shepherdstown on December 26
It’s easy to find yourself walking by a church in historic Shepherdstown — not quite a church or cemetery on every block, but close to it. If you visit town on December 26 (Monday) 2022 between 4 and 7 pm, you’ll be able to wander inside too, as many of the churches open their doors to the public during the Historic Houses of Worship Tour. The tour is open to all, self-guided, no charge, and no obligation — just an opportunity to explore the town, meet a few neighbors, and peek inside some of the oldest buildings in Shepherdstown still in use for their original function. There will also be refreshments and hospitality for tour visitors hosted by the Shepherdtown Community Club at the War Memorial Building (102 West German St).
The churches on the this year’s tour are Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, New Street United Methodist, Shepherdstown Presbyterian, St. Agnes Catholic (main church, plus the chapel), St. Peter’s Lutheran, and Trinity Episcopal (image at top of page). The tour will have greeters and docents at each church to welcome visitors with information about the history of the congregations, the buildings, and the interior furnishings. Three other historic buildings will be open as well: the Historic Shepherdstown Museum in the Entler Hotel (129 East German St), the renovated Shepherdstown Opera House (131 West German St), and the War Memorial Building (102 East German St).
The tour is sponsored by a partnership of the churches, the Historic Shepherdstown Commission, the Shepherdstown Community Club, the Jefferson County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Corporation of Shepherdstown. All of the churches are within easy walking distance of each other and will be marked by luminaries. Maps will be available at each location and also online at the Christmas in Shepherdstown Facebook page.
The 2022 Historic Houses of Worship Tour is sponsored by a partnership of the churches, the Historic Shepherdstown Commission, the Shepherdstown Community Club, the Jefferson County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Corporation of Shepherdstown.By Staff Contributor