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Hagerstown Houses of Worship Holiday Tour

This year 18 sites are participating in Hagerstown's Houses of Worship Holiday Tour, which are all conveniently located within a three-block-radius of downtown.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - This year 18 sites are participating in Hagerstown's Houses of Worship Holiday Tour, which are all conveniently located within a three-block-radius of downtown.

"Hagerstown at one point in time was a really thriving city and they built magnificent churches to glorify God," said Bruce Massey, Co-Coordinator.

Massey tells WHAG there is much historical and architectural value to share with tour goers. He says some buildings date back to as early as the 1700's.

"I was really impressed by all the beautiful churches and their historical and architectural significance," Massey said.

Docents will give tour-goers information at each House of Worship. Some will also provide music, refreshments and even artwork. But it'll be up to you to decide your path.

"Anyone that wants to visit any of the churches can start at any church, and then go to any of the churches they want to go to," said Massey. "There will not be tour guides available, there will only be docents at each church."

While this is a self guided walking tour, this year there's also going to be buses to get you around different parts of downtown.

"New this year is a loop that's going around on a loop in downtown Hagerstown at all the different stops," said Tom Riford, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The visitor's bureau and each participating house of worship is handing out brochures with a map so you can create your own personalized tour.

If you go, it is on December 26 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. You can call (240) 420-1740 for more information.

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