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, call 800-657-0687 or email 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