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First Presbyterian Church Topeka

Address: 817 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone Number: 785 233 9601
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Topeka
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Lived in KS for 30+ years but knew nothing about these windows until Trip Advisor. Absolutely exquisite Lewis Tiffany windows even on a cloudy day. Worth millions but can be seen for free! Enter through the Church Office on the north side facing 8th street. Helpful, knowledgable staff. Will return on a sunny morning with a camera and tripod.

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Topeka, Kansas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Please stop for a visit during weekday work hours to see (and take a tour) of the Tiffany Windows...you will not be disappointed!

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Maryland, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My whole family came from MD to KS for a wedding here. The stained glass was certainly a sight to see. Everything was wonderful and the Bride and Groom really did not have to decorate because the church itself was amazing. The Organ sounded wonderful, and the service was great. Overall a great sight to feast your eyes on!

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Corydon, Iowa
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132 reviews 132 reviews
76 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

These gorgeous windows (favrile glass, not stained) were designed by Louis Tiffany and installed in the church in 1911. The depth, detail, and richness of color must be seen to be believed. We were shown into the sanctuary by a lay minister who gave us a brief history of the windows, and then left us to enjoy them for as... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Presbyterian church across the street from the State Capitol building is the proud owner of 10 Tiffany windows. We went to the church office and asked to see them. We were escorted into the church sanctuary, given some basic information and left to explore on our own. We were not only permitted, but encouraged to actually touch the glass... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Chills went up and down my spine when I stepped into the sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church! Oh goodness, those windows are breath-taking! I took 33 pictures while I was there and no one will ever know just how spectacular they are unless they see them in person! You have to go and see the Tiffany Windows! This is a... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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254 reviews 254 reviews
65 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Highly recommend visiting the sanctuary to see the Tiffany windows. They are beautiful! Also visit the chapel to see some more stained glass windows (not by Tiffany). Hallmark used one of the chapel window designs for a Christmas card. Pick up a free booklet explaining the window designs. There is no admission fee and the church is open during business... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The L.C. Tiffany windows are absolutely amazing. A free visit M-F business hours. Tiffany was in Topeka to oversee the project one hundred years ago. A rare, beautiful thing to see up close and personal. Worth the trip!

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This lovely, historical church is a place of beauty and worship. 1st Pres has an outstanding musical program and their choir is unmatched, especially for a city the size of Topeka. This church is one of the few in the nation with all Tiffany windows through-out the sanctuary. Separate tours are available & well worth it as these windows are... More 

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Orland Park, IL
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The stained glass is beautiful and its right across the street from the Capital so its easy to find and walk to. The scenes are well depicted and as the light changes the colors change almost coming alive.

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