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“Worth a walk to Race St.”

Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John
Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Jim Thorpe
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Race Street is the prettiest street in Jim Thorpe. St. Marks is built into the side of a mountain. A tour is $5 for adults. Nice little tour with local guides. Beautiful church.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Saw this church from a distance and decided to take a look. We took the tour of this incredible building. The history of the church and the architecture is stunning, from the gold leaf, to the Tiffany stained glass. Its a must see when in town.

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We got here just before the end of the tour time, which, in summer, is 12-4 Wednesday thru Sunday. The man doing the tour loves his job and was more than ready to do another tour for just the two of us. The suggested donation is $5, which we thought was very reasonable and would go for the upkeep of this beautiful church. It's only a block away from the main street and the railroad depot. The tour takes about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how many questions are asked. We went on the Asa Packer Mansion tour first and this was a great follow-up, as one of Asa's daughters, Mary Packer Cummings, contributed to this church. We started in the chapel, and then took the Otis cage elevator, iwhich was added in 1912, up to the sanctuary. The Tiffany windows were equisite, as was the explanation of all the details. I loved the rerodas, which is the screen behind the altar. It's a replica of one in England and is made of Caen stone, with statues and 3 scenes from the last days of Jesus. The present building was begun in 1867, but the church began before that with previous buildings. If you enjoy church architecture and history, you will love this place.

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