Tour Historic Second Church

Photo credit: James Caulfield

Photo credit: James Caulfield

Friends of Historic Second Church invites you to experience the architectural treasures of Second Presbyterian Church by taking a tour and attending various events held at the church throughout the year. Tours are free and donations are welcome


Public Guided Tours

Every Wednesday from 1 pm - 3 pm.
Every Saturday from 11 am - 3 pm.
Every Sunday after church services at approximately 12:15 pm.

Group Tours

To arrange a group tour, please email our tour coordinator, Karen Oliver at There is a fee for group tours.

Self-Guided Tour

Guests can come any time the church is open and learn about the art and architecture by using a brochure with numbered map that walks guest around the church explaining all aspects of the decorative interior. $2 donation is suggested for the brochure.

Getting Here

We are located in the South Loop neighborhood on South Michigan Avenue and Cullerton Street. 

  • By car. There is a small parking lot on the north side of the church. Paid street parking is usually available nearby.

  • Public transportation. Bus. The #3 and #4 CTA buses travel on Michigan Avenue and stop at the corner of Michigan and Cullerton.

  • Public transportation. The El. The Red Line stop at Chinatown is a short 0.4 mile walk to the church.

Read about the Tour

Chicago Detours: Friends of Historic Second Church's tours of Second Presbyterian Church was featured on the Chicago Detours blog post, “Four Architectural Things to Do for the Holidays.”

 Chicago Architecture Blog: In 2015, Friends celebrates the 75th anniversary of the tour program at Second Presbyterian Church.  This anniversary was featured on The Chicago Architecture Blog on November 12, 2015 



Friends of Historic Second Church is proud to announce that the National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Second Presbyterian Church as one of its Distinctive Destinations. The nearly 200 sites that carry this honored designation represent diverse historic sites across the country illustrating the breadth and depth of the American story. Check us out at