Upcoming Events


Docent training


The 2019 training will occur on Thursday evenings, May 9, 16, and 23 at 6:30 pm. And on Saturday, June 8 from 9 - noon. To fill out an application click here.

Learn more    about this special partnership.

Learn more about this special partnership.


Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Saturdays, 11:00 - 3:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm

Or call 1-800-657-0687 to arrange a private tour.

Friends of Historic Second Church exists to preserve, restore, and educate


Second Presbyterian Church is a Chicago architectural gem dating to 1874. Architect James Renwick designed the Gothic Revival exterior and Howard Van Doren Shaw and Frederic Clay Bartlett redesigned the interior in the Arts and Crafts style in 1901. Stunning memorial windows made by William Morris & Company, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Tiffany Studios, McCully & Miles, and Louis J. Millet enhance the Church's interior. Original Bartlett murals, light fixtures and 175 angels grace the space. In 2013, Second Presbyterian Church was designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of its Arts and Crafts interior. This designation is reserved for buildings and sites that are determined by the Secretary of the Interior to possess national significance in American culture and history.

Friends of Historic Second Church exists to preserve, restore, and educate.

Please visit and join us in maintaining this historically significant architectural treasure.


Current Restoration Work


Friends’ mission is to preserve and restore the internationally recognized art and architecture of Chicago’s landmark Second Presbyterian Church and to educate a worldwide audience about its historical and cultural significance.

Take Action

Become a member, make a donation, or volunteer as a docent. Every contribution helps support the program to preserve and restore Second Presbyterian Church, and to educate a worldwide audience. Become a part of history!

Sanctuary photo credit: James Caulfield and all other photos by Martin Cheung