Faith was of highest importance to the early settlers who streamed into the area’s frontier. Churches dotted the countryside, villages and hamlets. This tour offers your group a closer look at some of them.
10am – Arrive in Cambridge and meet local guide for a city tour and a stop at one of five of our area churches for a fascinating tour of its history and architecture. Churches available for tour are The Christ’s Lutheran Church, St John’s Episcopal Church, Seventh Street United Church, Unity Presbyterian Church and St Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church.
12noon – Enjoy lunch at one of our many group friendly, local restaurants.
1:30pm – Spend an afternoon shopping in our lovely Historic Downtown Cambridge.
3pm- Depart for host hotel.
5pm – Depart for relaxing dinner.
6:30pm – Your group will revel in “the Greatest Story Ever Told” at the Living Word Outdoor Drama. The Living Word is a non-denominational outdoor theater depicting the moving and powerful life and ministry of Christ on a spectacular 400 foot panoramic permanent set. Special back stage tour available for your group before the performance. If your group can not come during the Living Word season, they can enjoy a dramatic presentation combined with a lunch or dinner while in Cambridge. One of the most popular presentation, Tunics, Togas and Trimmings, will explain dress and protocol of Biblical times in ancient Jerusalem.
10am- Guided driving tour of Muskingum University, the first Presbyterian College whose sole purpose was to educate Presbyterian Ministers! Perched atop three hills above the historic National Road in eastern Ohio, Muskingum University is among the oldest private colleges in the state. William Rainey Harper, first president of the University of Chicago, Emmy Award–winning actress Agnes Moorhead, and astronaut and senator John Glenn are just a few of the many notable alumni in what has come to be known as the “Long Magenta Line.”
11am – Tour of College Drive Presbyterian Church by Dr. Bill McClelland, Retired Professor Emeritus at Muskingum University.
12noon- Enjoy a catered lunch and a tour of the National Road & Zane Grey Museum with three exhibit are as: The National Road, Author Zane Grey and Ohio art pottery.
You may wish to add:
Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption in Marietta, Ohio
Bible Walk in Mansfield, Ohio
Gospel Hill Lighthouse in Warsaw, Ohio
Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY
Sights and Sounds in Strasburg, PA