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First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple


77 W. Washington St.
Lines to enter the building will form on Clark Street. Visitors will exit the building through the Washington Street doors.




Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 3pm

Sun, Oct 15: 1pm - 4pm

Long Lines Photography Permitted Washrooms Available


Holabird & Roche, 1924


This 568-foot-tall skyscraper is the tallest church building in the world, topping the spire heights of Europe's grand cathedrals. It serves as a Neo-Gothic monument to the Methodists’ commitment to the Loop at a time when pressure was great to move to the suburbs. It is home to the First United Methodist Church of Chicago, the oldest congregation in the city. The tower houses the "Sky Chapel" at its highest level, a sanctuary on the ground floor and office space on the floors in between.

Visitor Experience

Visitors are invited to take self-guided tours of the lobby and Sanctuary. A virtual tour of the Sky Chapel will be available. Guides will also be onsite to answer questions. Please note: this site is not ADA-compliant.