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“Beautiful church”

Evangelical Lutheran Church
Ranked #24 of 52 things to do in Frederick
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Owner description: This historic church (275 years old in 2013) hosts tens of thousands of visitors each year for special tours,concerts, and worship services. We are the first and largest Lutheran church in the state. This pioneer congregation help founded the American Sunday School movement(Francis Scott Key taught here), the first national Lutheran synod in America (General Synod met here first time in 1820), the first American Lutheran seminary(Gettysburg), and the first Lutheran english magazine in world (Lutheran Intelligencer). ELC was also a hospital site following the Battle of Antietam and cared for 1,000 wounded soldiers. The congregation is known for generous hospitality even today. Gifted with great organ and acoustic make this great location for annual Frederick Fine Art series free to public. Church Tours are given on the 1st Saturday of every month from April through October. We have a variety of programs for youth, young adults, and adults. Please visit our website to find out more about our programs, events, and special activities.
Findlay, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful church”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We took the candlelight church tour at Christmas time, and the churches are all so beautiful and have so much history. Definitely something everyone should do.

Visited July 2013
Thank Tracy S
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English first
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105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Beauty”
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

A must walk by and if your lucky just to stop for a service. Forget the religion and take in your own personal visit. Remember it does not matter where buy how and this is a great church with great emotion coupled with the structure of history knowing others have shared prayers and emotion in this historical and great mediated church. This is one if three steeples that makes Frederick a great stop.

Thank Kehrha
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Frederick, Maryland
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85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful Church & Wonderful Pastor”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Church is in a great location, covered parking is steps away, the church itself if stunning. Pastor Terri is very kind.

Visited February 2013
Thank Goyde
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