may, 2019

11may9:00 am3:00 pmSteeple to SteepleHISTORIC TOUR

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Take a tour of Portsmouth’s eight historic churches and one synagogue in Olde Towne Portsmouth. The tour begins at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church at the corner of Washington and High streets.

Have you seen that which is in your “own backyard?” Come see the architecture, stained glass, and memorabilia of eight houses of worship in Olde Towne Portsmouth. Hear stories of the Yellow Fever Epidemic; the Jewish people here as early as 1916; the Underground Railroad; the Irish immigrants who built a masterpiece; and the Tories and Loyalists buried in Trinity Parish churchyard. See great edifices unlike any other with stories of longevity and presence in a community dating back to 1762. Bring your friends to Portsmouth, VA, the Jewel of Hampton Roads, for a full Saturday (9am-3pm) of Art, Architecture, and Story. The 2019 walking tour will be on May 11 and begins at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church on the corner of Washington and the High Street of Portsmouth.

All 2019 profits will be distributed to the Portsmouth Museum Foundation. To purchase $21 advance tickets via credit card, go to or take your chance and purchase on the day of the tour for $25. Lunch included. Limited to the first 100 ticket holders.

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(Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


St. Paul's Catholic Church

518 High Street