Fort Wayne is called the ‘City of Churches,’ and Dec. 7 tour will illustrate why

Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Hanna St., is one of 20 churches in the Dec. 7 "City of Churches" tour. (Courtesy photo)

Fort Wayne is known as the “City of Churches,” and 20 of the most beautiful and historic will show why by opening their doors to the public Dec. 7.

The annual City of Churches Tour showcases the number and variety of churches by allowing visitors to experience these buildings’ unique beauty. Organizers hope that by making people aware of theses buildings, there will be a desire to preserve them for future generations. Except as indicated, the public is invited to free tours of the following churches between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.:

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W. Jefferson Blvd.;

St. John Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd.;

Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W. Berry St.;

Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St.;

First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St.;

Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd.;

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton; *

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1126 Barr St.;

First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St.;

Turner Chapel AME Church, 836 E. Jefferson Blvd.;

Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Anthony Blvd.;

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1331 Gay St.;

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 S. Anthony Blvd.;

Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Hanna St. at Creighton Ave.;

Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, 518 E. Dewald St.;*

Faith United Methodist Church, 207 E. Dewald St.;

Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, 2120 S. Harrison St.; *

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 202 W. Rudisill Blvd.;

First Missionary Church, 701 W. Rudisill Blvd.;

The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum (formerly Church of Christ Scientist), 2410 Fairfield Ave.

*Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information, go to or You can also follow scribble maps on facebook@Fort Wayne City of Churches Tour.