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Fourth Presbyterian Church

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Magnificent Mile
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Address: 126 East Chestnut Street, at North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2094
Phone Number: +1 312-787-4570
07:30 - 18:00
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Sat 07:30 - 18:00
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Beautiful Church, Gorgeous courtyard, great history and art gallery.

We were in the area when we spotted this church. Wife wanted to take a look. It was a wonderful surprise. Really beautiful church and courtyard. Also they had a Gallery Hall(It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul W
West Jordan, Utah, United States
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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the area when we spotted this church. Wife wanted to take a look. It was a wonderful surprise. Really beautiful church and courtyard. Also they had a Gallery Hall(It was a Shakespeare inspired exhibit.) Stick around and take some pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Wow! Very unexpected. Fronts Mag Mile. The doors are always open during the day . . Just walk in. Who would have expected this magnificence in the middle of Chicago?!

Thank Todd A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stop in to 4th Presbyterian Church for a nice respite during your shopping trip to North Michigan Avenue. Historically relevant and gorgeous architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had a member's only tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. We saw the Gratz Center and the church proper. If you are in the area of John Hancock, you must go in this church and see it. Try to get a tour though so you know what you're seeing. You do not have to be religious to appreciate this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

In the middle of busy shopping and sightseeing, it was best to find this quiet place to slow down and reflect. Its Gothic style is a high contrast to the modern plain Hancock centre across the street, with beautiful stone craving at the front and stained glass inside. There is a beautiful organ also. I was surprised it is a... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

If you're roaming around Michigan Avenue anywhere near the Hancock or Water Tower, stroll along the west side of the street. You can't miss this beautiful church. Chances are it's open and welcoming. Go in quietly and respectfully. Enjoy the spectacular windows, organ pipes and woodwork. Enjoy a few minutes of quiet contemplation just steps away from the noise and... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Came here for the 9 a.m. service this morning and enjoyed it. The church itself is truly beautiful and very impressive. Everyone was very friendly and the service was nice, but I particularly enjoyed the great organ in this church. The organist used it well and there are ranks of pipes in different sections at the front of the church,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

2nd visit to Chicago this year and always love being downtown. I just love the courtyard and the respite from the 'city' and that this church is always open. I think that is the way churches should be, open to the public. Completely worth stepping in and admiring this beautiful architecture!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Opposite the John Hancock building on Magnificient Mile, this century old Church is one of the very old structures on this shopping zone of glittering structure. The beautiful stained glass windows and pipe organ, the church is simply a beauty. We started our Chicago sightseeing with this Church as this was almost next door from our Hilton Magnificient Mile Suites... More 

Thank bgautam
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Worth stopping in. Beautiful interior. Granite columns and wood arches. Largest pipe organ in Chicago. Beautiful courtyard. Very peaceful.

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