Free travel on a coach bus is available to the first 56 people who register, but people are also welcome to drive to each church on the tour schedule.

The Smyrna 250th Anniversary Committee is sponsoring a tour of some of the historic churches of Smyrna and Clayton Sunday, Oct. 21 as part of the year-long celebration of the town's founding.

The tour begins at 2:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna, founded in 1733, and will include stops at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, founded in 1744; Asbury United Methodist Church, founded in 1786; Centennial United Methodist Church, founded in 1876; St. Polycarp Roman Catholic Church, founded in 1883, and Ewell-St. Paul's United Methodist Church, founded in 1861.

People who wish to join the tour are invited to park at the First Presbyterian Church, 118 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, and ride a luxury coach bus to each of the other church locations. There is no charge, but space is limited to 56 people. For reservations, please call (302) 653-8000.

Those not wishing to take the bus may still attend the tours at the following times:

2:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 118 W. Commerce St., Smyrna;

3:10 p.m., St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 22 N. Union St., Smyrna;

3:50 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 20 W. Mt. Vernon St., Smyrna;

4:30 p.m., Centennial United Methodist Church, 44 E. Mt. Vernon St., Smyrna;

5:10 p.m., St. Polycarp Roman Catholic Church, 135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna;

5:55 p.m., Ewell-St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 401 West St., Clayton.

Each church on the tour will present information on the church's history, basic beliefs, and mission to the community and give a tour of the church building, significant architectural features, and points of interest. Several of the churches on the tour will be providing light refreshments.

The bus will return to the parking lot at the First Presbyterian Church at about 6:35 p.m.