Tour of Orchard Street Church

Meeting Place
Side entrance doors under red canopy, 512 Orchard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Starts

Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00 am

Ends

Sunday, October 7, 2018 4:00 pm

Tour Information

Quantity Available

15 /tour

Tour Times

  • Guided Tour #1: 10 AM – 10:40 AM
  • Guided Tour #2: 10:40 AM – 11:20 AM
  • Guided Tour #3: 11:20 AM – 12 PM
  • Guided Tour #4: 12 PM – 12:40 PM
  • Guided Tour #5: 12:40 PM – 1:20 PM
  • Guided Tour #6: 1:20 PM – 2 PM
  • Guided Tour #7: 2 PM – 2:40 PM
  • Guided Tour #8: 2:40 PM – 3:20 PM
  • Guided Tour #9: 3:20 PM – 4 PM

About the Event

This is an all-day event with tours occurring every 40 minutes.

Come explore Orchard Street Church, the city’s oldest standing structure built by African-Americans in Baltimore. Founded and organized by Truman Pratt—a free black man born into slavery in Anne Arundel County—Basil Hall and Cyrus Moore, the church was erected by slaves and black freedmen. Visitors will tour various areas of the Church such as the sanctuary, boardroom adorned with Royal Theater curtains, Raymond V. Haysbert Center for Entrepreneurship, and site believed to be associated with the underground railroad.

About the Tour Guides
Meet the Orchard Street Church tour guides: Estelle Young and David Miller. David, a graduate of Morgan State University, conducts tours of African American sites in Washington D.C. and Baltimore including the Orchard Street Church. Estelle is a newcomer to historical preservation and architecture. But as all who enter the Orchard Street Church, she instantly fell in love with its history and beauty the day she first volunteered for the Greater Baltimore Urban League (GBUL) in 2011. She currently serves as the lead for GBUL efforts to preserve this Baltimore treasure, preparing grant proposals, supervising interns interested in this church, and recruiting volunteers. She also does work in college access and completion, serving as the GBUL’s director of new initiatives. Her work in college retention won the national Noel Levitz Retention Excellence award in 2011.