Tiffany Window Tours

We offer Tiffany Window Tours for our collection of 30 Tiffany Studio Windows. 

The doors are open for self guided tours Tuesday through Friday, 8 am to 2 pm. 

Guided Tours are done by our Window Tour Docents, who volunteer their time to share the rich history of the Tiffany Windows and St. John's Church. Guided Tours are $5 per person and the maximum group size is 50 people. 

Please call our office to schedule a Guided Tiffany Window Tour!

All proceeds of the guided tours are used in the maintenance and upkeep of the Windows. 

Proceeds from self guided tours and merchandise goes to the mission and outreach of St. John's, 

mainly Shepherd's Green Community Food Pantry.

Tiffany Window History

The Tiffany Windows were installed at St. John's over the course of many years, from 1901 to 1917. The stone church which had been on the property burned almost completely down in 1900 and had to be rebuilt. Because Franklin had been going through the oil boom at the time, the new stone church was completed quickly and many members of the congregation donated money for stained glass windows to be made and installed by Tiffany Studios out of New York. The triptychs, the sets of three thematic windows, along the sides of the church were each purchased for around $2,000. The Rose Window and Jesus and the Evangelists were installed first and then the triptychs. 

In the 1980's the Tiffany Windows were appraised for around $16 million. In the late 1990's, the congregation decided to do a restoration project with the Windows and had them cleaned, repaired, and restored. 

Come experience them yourself and learn more about the Tiffany Window history!