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Churches Self-Guided Historic Tour

The Churches self-guided historic tour is part of the Manistee County Historic Tour Series.  This tour will take you to 12 historic churches and 1 historic cemetery in Manistee County.  The tour will take approximately 1.5 (when walking and driving).

Begin the tour at the First Congregational Church. Here you will be able to park in the public parking lot at the Manistee County Courthouse/Church Parking Lot. From here, you will be able to easily walk to the next 8 sites (sites 1 through 9) as those will take you on a 1.5 mile walk. We recommend you drive to sites 10-13 as these will require you to travel a greater distance.

Historic Churches

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For the Historic Churches Tour in Manistee County, we recommend taking the following route, to best maximize your historic experience with these sites throughout the Manistee Area.


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View the map and complete list of church historic sites in the Manistee Area.  Select a location on the map, or select a site to learn more and access historic content, videos, photos and much more.


Found 11 listings

Arcadia Lutheran Church

Summary: ARCHITECT: Frederick Velguth CONSTRUCTED: 1887-1888 At the start of 1887 a committee in Arcadia was assembled to begin plans for a church. Local settler and lumberman, [...]
17191 3rd Street, Arcadia, MI, United States

First Congregational Church

Summary: ARCHITECT: William Lebaron Jenny CONSTRUCTED: 1892 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,the First Congregational Church of Manistee was founded on July 20, 1862, with [...]
412 4th Street, Manistee, MI, United States

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Summary: ARCHITECT: Richard Upjohn CONSTRUCTED: 1888-1889 The Episcopal church in Manistee formally dates from 1869, when articles of agreement for a proposed parish were signed. The congregation was [...]
410 2nd Street, Manistee, MI, United States

Oak Grove Cemetery

Summary: ESTABLISHED: Circa 1870s By the early to mid-1860s, Manistee was experiencing a population boom due to the number of sawmills being constructed. Along with these [...]
1040 Veterans Oak Grove Drive, Manistee, MI, United States
Phone: 231-723-2797

Scandinavian Methodist Church

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1893-1894 Constructed in 1893-1894 this structure was originally the home of the Scandinavian Methodist Church. In 1951, the Scandinavian Methodists consolidated their congregation [...]
341 5th Street, Manistee, MI, United States

St. John’s by-the-Lake

Summary: ARCHITECT: Dr. Francis J. Hall CONSTRUCTED: 1911-1912 In 1911, Dr. Francis J. Hall, a Professor of Dogmatic Theology at Western Theological Seminary purchased a waterfront lot [...]
8860 Norwood Avenue, Onekama, MI, United States