Tour Lexington's Historic Churches

Friday, December 1 • 5:30pm - 9:30pm • Tickets $10 per person

Known for its rich history, Lexington is offering a unique opportunity

to learn the stories behind five local historic churches.

Discover the origins of each church and see exquisite architectural details and craftsmanship along the tour.

Join us as we share our history! Tour details and ticket information are available below.

Churches on Tour

 

Trinity United Church of Christ | 1312 Franklin

Founded by German migrants traveling up the Missouri River in 1877, these settlers established the Evangelical Trinity Church. The sanctuary was built in 1923 at a cost of $49,000, including the art glass and organ.

Christ Episcopal Church | 1300 Franklin

Described as “one of the most important examples of religious architecture in Missouri”, Lexington’s Episcopal Christ Church remains almost unchanged since its completion in 1848. Erected at a cost of around $2,000, the church houses art glass designed by Booth of New York, created at his studio in England and installed in 1884.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church | 107 N. 18th Street

Between 1846 and 1853, Father Donnelly, an Irish Catholic missionary priest based in Independence, included Lexington on his route, using a private home for his masses. Organized in Lexington in 1853 the Catholic Church built the current structure which was dedicated in 1898. The architecture was influenced by English architecture and the tower bell was purchased from a Missouri steamboat.

Second Baptist Church | 1201 Main

The church was organized in 1864. In 1873 the congregation purchased the current building (formerly the Christian Church) for $4,000. In 1893 the building was remodeled to its present structural appearance. There have been several additions to the main structure over the years.

 

Presbyterian Disciples Church  | 914 Franklin

The First Christian Church of Lexington was organized in 1836 with 20 members of the “Reformation Church” of May’s Lick, Kentucky. In 1839 a church was built at the corner of 12th & Main. After a split in 1847. Members were able to reach a settlement and moved to build a church at 1515 South Street, where they worshipped until 2009. Currently, services are held at 914 Franklin.

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Tour Tickets

 

Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the Lexington Tourism Office, 1110 Main Street.

You can also purchase tickets online below. There is an added $1 convenience fee for online ticket purchases. For online ticket purchases: your receipt is your ticket; please bring a printed copy of your receipt or be prepared to show it on your mobile device.

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Friday, December 1, 5:30pm - 9:30pm$11.00 per person (includes a $1 convenience fee).

 

Sorry, tickets are not refundable.

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