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Evangelical Lutheran Church

31 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701-5401
+1 301-663-6361
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Lovely Church

I believe it is on Wednesdays that a retired minister is at the church and he will talk with you... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Patti M
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Rockville, Maryland
Locked Up Tight

I was excited when I saw that this church was across the street from the historical society. I knew... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
jehenson81
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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.
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“hospital” (3 reviews)
“beauty” (2 reviews)
“photos” (2 reviews)
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31 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701-5401
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

I believe it is on Wednesdays that a retired minister is at the church and he will talk with you and tell you the history of the church. He was an exceptionally kind man, wish I could remember his name. The church is very lovely...More

Thank Patti M
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I was excited when I saw that this church was across the street from the historical society. I knew that it had a rich history and wanted to see the inside. The outside is a lively white and is well taken care of. However all...More

Thank jehenson81
Jennifer N, Communciations Coordinator at Evangelical Lutheran Church, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hello - we apologize for any inconvenience that you had in entering our church. On weekdays our church is locked for security. However, the Hahn Building next door (the big white building with the metal fence to the right of the church) is our church...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016

If you like historic churches you will love the architecture and the history. After you enjoy anyone of the 3 services on Sunday (1 on Saturday) take a moment to walk through the court yard behind the church and look at the other historic buildings.

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I could not wait to see the inside of this church. I am a fan of old churches and love to see them where ever I go. I was disappointed at the inside of this one. The ladies were very friendly & nice, but the...More

Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Lots of interesting things to see here. The sanctuary was turned into a hospital after the Battle of Antietam. Be sure to look for the photos along the back wall. The sanctuary details are beautifully maintained. Ask if you can go into the balcony to...More

Thank LovesHippos
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Such beautiful architecture and a wonderful wonderful looking Church. Lots of care has been taken to keep this in good condition. Just the outside was gorgeous was not able to get inside

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful church, and difficult to miss! It's historical, but also contemporary as well. Be sure to stop in and ask the docents questions.

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

This is a beautifully maintained historic church. Older than the United States it is still active today with an exciting congregation. The church boasts a campus featuring more than a half-dozen buildings. Twin steeples with antique bells from England. Make a stop while visiting Frederick.

Thank Godguy
Reviewed 19 August 2015

A visit to Church Street in Frederick will give you a true sense of our founding fathers' religious roots. We were married in this church in 1976 and we revisit it every time we come back to Frederick. It is beautiful inside and out and...More

Thank suekiaz
Reviewed 17 August 2015

There are a handful of churches located along Church Street in downtown Historic Frederick. All have high, beautiful steeples. This church fascinated me due to its twin steeples. Much to my disappointment, all churches located along Church Street were closed during my visit. I would...More

Thank LolaGo1
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