December 1, 2014

CONTACT:  Robyn Hildebrand, Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship Coordinator, 301-600-4046


Downtown Frederick Celebrates 28th Annual Candlelight Tour of
Historic Houses of Worship

Frederick, MD
– Come enjoy the 28th annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship this holiday season in Downtown Frederick.  This special open house celebrates Frederick’s tradition of religious diversity, local history, and the holiday season on Friday, December 26 from 4-9 p.m. As the sun begins to set, visitors can tour many of Frederick’s famous clustered spires and other historic houses of worship by candlelight.  At 13 sites, guests will be welcomed with special programs, angelic choirs, and nativity scenes. This is a free, self-guided tour.

“During the tour, visitors experience three centuries of American architecture and history, providing the perfect setting for joyful celebrations and camaraderie,” said Robyn Hildebrand, Visitor Services Manager for the Frederick Visitor Center and event coordinator. “It’s an evening of beauty, tradition and entertainment,” she added. 

The program has grown over the years, and today visitors enjoy tours, interpretations, and seasonal music performed by vocalists, piano, organ or instrumentalists - with some sites offering complimentary beverages and light refreshments.

This year’s tour is coordinated by the Tourism Council of Frederick County and sponsored by the Everedy Square & Shab Row Shopping Complex, The Plamondon Companies, Frederick County Bank, and The Frederick News-Post

For more information please visit , contact the Frederick Visitor Center at 1-800-999-3613, 301-600-4047, or email

For your free copy of a tour brochure, including a map, stop by the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S. East Street, Frederick, MD), participating church sites or local Roy Rogers Restaurants, and sponsor locations.  Brochures are also available between 3-9pm the day of the tour at the Church Tour Information Center, 19 E. Church Street, Frederick. 

For more information about other things to see and do in Frederick County and a complete listing of upcoming events, visit