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Address: 36 Sevilla Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-829-6451
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Description: Located in historic St. Augustine, Florida, Memorial Presbyterian Church...
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

We just walked around the outside, can't imagine what it looks like inside. Ties in with a tour of the Hotel Ponce De Leon (now Flagler College Dining Hall) and the Lightener... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We just walked around the outside, can't imagine what it looks like inside. Ties in with a tour of the Hotel Ponce De Leon (now Flagler College Dining Hall) and the Lightener Museum (former Hotel Alkazar).

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Gaston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The stories that we were told on the trolley tour about Henry Flagler and his daughter were amazing! I could almost feel like I was there. This man definitely loved his daughter! It certainly held more significance ghan just being a church.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was not open when we visited, but just seeing the architecture and the gardens was beautiful. Our pictures are stunning. There is an informative sign just outside that gives a good short history.

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North Port, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was a church built by Henry Flagler in memory of his daughter who died shortly after childbirth. Unfortunately closed to tours due to renovation. Anticipated to open again in September.

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Marion
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is the most beautiful and spectacular church and the history behind it is amazing. To build something so grand to memorialize your daughter, is just beautiful. The fact it was built in 361 days is unbelievable! To see the craftsmanship and skill it took to do this by hand and candle light could not be replicated today by any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is beautiful... It is currently closed due to renovations for the 450 birthday of St. Augustine, but if you can get in... You should, it is beyond stunning

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The church is beautifully kept and generously shared by the current congregation. The setting provides a peek into the past of the wealth found in St. Augustine.

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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

CNN named this church one of the eight religious wonders of the US and when you go there you will learn why. It is breathtaking - from the gorgeous architecture on the outside to the stained glass windows. The people at the the 10:00 am service were very welcoming and the service was wonderful. If you don't make it to... More 

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Florala, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We could only enjoy the outside of this magnificence building. The inside was under construction! Such a holy place!

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Adrian, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This church was dedicated in 1890. This church was built by Henry Flagler and no expense was spared to make it truly beautiful. There are Docents to help you with information. There is no fee to enter but a donation is appreciated. The stain glass windows, lighting fixtures, the pipe organ, pulpit and chapel rooms are must sees. This church... More 

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