Pillar Church

57 E. 10th St
Holland, MI 49423
Photo by Mike Lozon
Photo by Mike Lozon
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Holland's founder, Reverend VanRaalte, led a group of immigrants from the Netherlands arriving in Holland in 1847. The group's original "Peoples Church" met in a small log chapel until Pillar Church was opened.

Founded by the Reverend Albertus VanRaalte, Pillar Church was dedicated in 1856. This Greek Revival building is listed on the National Historic Register and is one of the few buildings to have survived the devastating fire of 1871 in Holland. 

Tours of the church and the Heritage Room - a display of the church's historic documents and artifacts - are available to groups by prior arrangement. Pillar Church also hosts free mini-organ concerts throughout the summer (June-August) each Wednesday at 12:15 pm. Guests are encouraged to take time to enjoy a variety of organists for these 30 minute casual performances.