Grand Rapids Church Tour

Only Church Tour in Grand Rapids

Stories About the Churches’ Construction

Impressive Architecture & Iconic Organ

Beautiful Architecture & Immigrant Stories

Not only is this tour an architecture lover’s dream, but it’s an experience full of fascinating life stories from the people who built these magnificent churches. Learn how these places of worship became the focus of immigrant communities and what happened to the enormous boulders that were pulled from the Grand River. You can also explore Grand Rapids Churches through our Virtual Tours.


Windows from the oldest stained-glass workshop in Germany.

An organ people travel from all over Michigan to hear being played.

Churches built using rocks that used to be part of the rapids in the Grand River.

Learn about the strong influence the churches had on Grand Rapids since the early 1800s.

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Experience Details

The Details


  • Person: $60

Departure Time

To be decided upon booking depending on church schedules

Meeting Point

To be decided upon booking depending on church schedules


Mon-Sun, year-round


3 hours

Group Size

Min. 4 – max. 20 people


1 professional tour guide

Not Included

  • Transport
  • Water
  • Snacks

What to Bring

  • Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Vehicle

Participation Requirements

You will need your own vehicle for this tour

About Your Guide

Certified tourism ambassador guide

What You'll Do & See

Beautiful vaulted ceilings in church.The stunning architecture and stained-glass windows are a given, but the best part of these churches are the stories of the people who built them. Struggling immigrants who gave more than they could afford to build something worthy of their faith. American-born Polish who returned to Europe to fight under Poland’s flag. And, how boulders pulled from the Grand River in the mid-1800s are still helping keep church walls strong.


Square details on ceiling of church.While the churches for each tour are determined by their availability, we often visit the Cathedral of St Andrew where the vaulted ceilings and towering spires are sure to impress even seasoned architecture admirers. St Mark’s Episcopal has a slightly more gothic style with its walls made from boulders dragged from the depths of the Grand River.

See these sights and much more on Grand Rapids’ only church tour.



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