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Places of Worship, Religious Buildings

Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, assemblies, meetings and other places of worship and prayer. This category also includes buildings no longer used for their original religious purposes.


Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem Synagogue

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, 36111
Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem Synagogue is a conservative synagogue serving mostly Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews. The Synagogue was built in 1957.


Andrews United Methodist Church and International Mother's Day Shrine

Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, 26354
The first Mother's Day was celebrated here on May 10, 1908 inspired by Ann Jarvis, who had been active in Mother's Day campaigns for peace and worker's safety and health since end of American Civil War.


Beth Sholom Synagogue

Elkins Park, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
The only synagogue ever designed by famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, Beth Sholom is Hebrew for House of Peace. Its steeply inclined walls of translucent wire glass and plastic are meant to represent both a mountain and a tent.


Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, 35207
The Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse are associated with the first organized movement of the modern civil rights movement. The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights was headquartered here from 1956-1961.


Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church

Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, 36703
This church was a starting point for the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 and played a major role in the events that led to the adoption of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


Byodo-In Temple

Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96744
The Byodo-In Temple is a non-denominational temple located on the island of O'ahu in Hawai'i at the Valley of the Temples. It was dedicated in August 1968 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.


Cataldo Mission

Cataldo, Kootenai County, Idaho
Also called the Mission of the Sacred Heart, the church is the oldest standing building in Idaho. It was designed by Antonio Ravalli, who made sure that it was constructed by local Indians so that they could feel part of the church.


Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The cathedral was dedicated on November 20, 1864 by James Frederick Wood, the first Archbishop of Philadelphia. It is modeled after the Lombard Church of St. Charles (San Carlo al Corso) in Rome and is of the Roman-Corinthian style of architecture.


Cathedral of Saint Helena

Helena, Lewis and Clark County County, Montana, 59601
The Columbia Construction Company of New York began construction of the Cathedral in 1908; the cornerstone was laid on October 4 that year.


Cathedral of Saint Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul

St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, 55102
The Cathedral of Saint Paul is the Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, along with the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. It is dedicated to Paul the Apostle, who is also the namesake of the City of St. Paul.


Cathedral of the Madeleine

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
The Cathedral of the Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was completed in 1909 and currently serves as the cathedral, or mother church, of the Diocese of Salt Lake City.


Christ Church

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
Constructed between 1727 and 1744, Christ Church is the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church in the United States. The congregation included 15 signers of the Declaration of Independence.


Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, 36104
This church is where Dr. Martin Luther King organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955.


Episcopal Church of the Nativity

Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, 35801
This church was built in the Gothic Revival style in 1859. It is noted as one of the most pristine examples of Ecclesiological Gothic architecture in the South. It is also one of the least-altered structures by architect Frank Wills.


Gloria Dei (Old Swede's) Church

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147
Founded in 1677, Gloria Dei is the second oldest Swedish church in the United States. The building is Pennsylvania's oldest church building, having been completed sometime around 1700.


Government Street Presbyterian Church

Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, 36602
Government Street Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest Greek Revival church buildings in the United States. The interior is notable because the original Greek Revival design is fully intact with very little alteration.


Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians

Erin, Wisconsin, 53033
Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians is a Roman Catholic shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The centerpiece of the shrine is a minor basilica. The shrine has approximately 300,000 visitors per year.


Old North Church

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02113
Old North Church (officially, Christ Church in the City of Boston) is the location from which the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent. This phrase is related to Paul Revere's midnight ride, of April 18, 1775.


Old Ship Church

Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
The Old Ship Church is a Puritan church built in 1681 in Hingham, Massachusetts. It is the only surviving 17th-century Puritan meetinghouse in America. It occupies the oldest church building in continuous ecclesiastical use in the United States.


Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33602
Sacred Heart is the oldest Catholic church, in the city of Tampa. Dedicated on January 15, 1905, the mostly Romanesque building includes a 135 foot dome, 17 stained glass windows, solid oak pews and doors, porcelain tiles, and a Carrara marble altar.


Saint Leo Abbey

Saint Leo, Pasco County, Florida, 33574
The monastic Church of the Holy Cross of St. Leo was consecrated on January 29, 1948. Of Lombardic-Romanesque design, the principal material is white limestone brick. The tower rises 86 feet and is 24-feet square.


Salt Lake Temple

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150
The Utah Temple is considered sacred by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the location of the weekly meetings of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.


Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, 35203
Called the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham when it was founded in 1873, this was the first black church to organize in Birmingham. In September 1963, the church was the target of a racially-motivated bombing that killed four girls.


St. Louis Cathedral

New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116
The Saint Louis Cathedral is the oldest Cathedral in North America, founded as a Catholic Parish in 1720 along the Banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans.


St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Florida, 34689
The Cathedral was completed in 1943 and was designed in a 13th century Byzantine style. It has a yellow brick exterior with large carved wooden doors. The interior marble was quarried in Greece and was part of the 1939 World's Fair Greek Pavilion.


Temple Square

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150
Temple Square is a 10-acre (4.0 ha) complex, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Within Temple Square are the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake Tabernacle, Salt Lake Assembly Hall, the Seagull Monument, and two visitors' centers.


The Alamo

San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
The full name of the site was San Antonio de Valero Mission. It was build by the Spanish in the 1700's for the education and conversion of local Native Americans.


Vang Evangelical Lutheran Church

Manfred, Wells County, North Dakota
Vang Evangelical Lutheran Church was built in 1906 by immigrants from Norway. It is situated at West LeGrand Street. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


Washington National Cathedral

Washington, District of Columbia, 20016
Officially called the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the National Cathedral was designated by Congress as the non-denominational National House of Prayer. It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world and second largest in the U.S.A.

Top 10 Most Popular Places of Worship, Religious Buildings Landmarks

  1. Old North Church
  2. The Alamo
  3. St. Louis Cathedral
  4. Cathedral of Saint Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul
  5. Cathedral of Saint Helena
  6. Cataldo Mission
  7. Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians
  8. Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem Synagogue
  9. Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse
  10. Dexter Avenue Baptist Church