Monday, December 29, 2008
For the past few years I've wanted to go on the tour of Historic Houses of Worship in downtown Frederick. There is just over a dozen beautiful churches in the same three or four block area downtown and they all look magnificent. But I've never been in town on the night of the tour. After almost forgetting, Jillian and I remembered about this years and decided to go.
It was very, very cold. But there was free hot chocolate and home baked cookies at a lot of the churches. We really enjoyed ourselves. One of the churches was visited by Stonewall Jackson, and he apparently tied his horse to the tree outside of it. Almost all of them were used as hospitals during the Civil War, and it's hard to imagine how they would have looked with planks laid over the pews. We also learned a bit about the history of the Visitation Academy, which is the beautiful private school down the street.
I only took a few pictures, but Jillian took quite a lot. You can go direct to our slideshow on Flickr or you can take a look at them below. Bear in mind that Jillian will probably be adding more photos to the set later, so there will be lots more to see.
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