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Memorial Presbyterian Church

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Address: 36 Sevilla St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3535
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+1 904-829-6451

Located in historic St. Augustine, Florida, Memorial Presbyterian Church is...

Located in historic St. Augustine, Florida, Memorial Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We are not just any church. We are Florida's first Presbyterian congregation, established in 1824. CNN has named us one of the eight religious wonders in the United States. The present sanctuary was given by Henry Morrison Flagler and dedicated in 1890 as a memorial to his daughter Jenny Louise Benedict who died from complications from childbirth. Mr. Flagler, his first wife, Mary, daughter Jenny Louise and granddaughter, Marjorie, are entombed in the Flagler family mausoleum at Memorial. The church is open for visitors Monday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a tour of the church by one of our trained docents during the week and then return on Sunday to join us in worship. Our visitors come from across the state, the nation, and the world.

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Beautiful architecture!

I was obsessed with photographing this church - I didn't have time to go in but I made it a point to at least walk by once in the day and once in the evening - absolutely stunning

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was obsessed with photographing this church - I didn't have time to go in but I made it a point to at least walk by once in the day and once in the evening - absolutely stunning

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sexton we met is a parrishioner and was very knowledgeable. Unbelieveably, this church was completed and dedicated in less than one year. For the most part, you can wander freely. A small donation will also provide you a nice gift! It is beautiful and provides a great place to witness the holy and sacred. We considered it a Must... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently visited this church and were amazed at the architect and design to be seen. Definitely worth walking through!

1 Thank Paul C
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone visiting St. Augustine should take time to visit Memorial Presbyterian Church. The history of the church is very moving, and it is beautiful inside and outside. If you enjoy churches, this is a "must see" during your time in St. Augustine.

1 Thank Cheryl V
North Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of two churches that you must visit when in St. Augustine. Henry Flagler built this church and he along with his first wife and his daughter and her baby are buried in a separate wing off of the main building. They have a number of organs that you can see in the main church. It is a... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed this beautiful church from the trolley. We decided to get off on all days to be Good Friday as we wanted to see the inside. Suppose to open at 11am. I guess with it being a religious holiday the inside was not open for tour. We are so bummed we didn't get to see it from inside. I'm... More 

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Paula O, Administrator at Memorial Presbyterian Church, responded to this review

Memorial Presbyterian Church is a very active church with a large congregation. Unfortunately Good Friday is a "religious" holiday and the church was closed to touring; however, we were open from 12:00 - 3:00pm for a Good Friday Prayer Vigil. Guests/Visitors were invited in to the Sanctuary to take part in this time of prayer, music and meditation and because... More 

Woodstock, Ga
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is gorgeous church and has some history that is worth listening to or investigating. It takes about 45 minutes to do the whole tour. I would recommend family or friends to visit this historic church.

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Monroe, North Carolina
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful Church inside and out. Worth the visit and challenges with parking. My husband was kind enough to drop me off and ride around the block until I had seen and photographed all the beauty this Church has to offer.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful architecture with interesting history. Docent on duty to explain the meaning of the murals, etc. and history. Very knowledgeable. No fees, but donation request is appreciated and appropriate.

Thank candycane05
Grand Haven, Michigan
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

A free attraction. Beautiful church built by Henry Flagler in memory of his daughter and grand daughter. No expense was spared in the construction of this church, including the organ, stained glass windows and the mausoleum with Henry Flagler, his first wife, his daughter and grand daughter, who both died shortly after birth. We were fortunate to visit on a... More 

Thank Ron D

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