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Address: 36 Sevilla Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-829-6451
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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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Memorial to his daughter

henry Flagler brought the railroad to St. Augustine and made the town a Southern playground for the rich and famous os the 1880 - 90's. He was partners with John D Rockefeller of... read more

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

henry Flagler brought the railroad to St. Augustine and made the town a Southern playground for the rich and famous os the 1880 - 90's. He was partners with John D Rockefeller of Standard Oil. The church is beautiful, and a tribute to his daughter. Mr. Flagler's daughter Jennie was married and about to give birth to Mr. Flagler's granddaughter.... More 

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Hanover, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can walk to this church from the old city part of St. Augustine with little difficulty. We drove down and tried to get one of the unmetered spots on the side streets around the church but all were taken. We took one of the metered spots. These meters do not take credit cards so have some change on you.... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

More beautiful than I can explain in words. One must see for themselves. This Church is such a beautiful tribute to our Lord.

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Mount Calvary, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I won't ruin it for you by telling the history behind this church being built but it is a must-see----beautiful inside and to think it was built by mr Flaglar, not an entire congregational is mind boggling.

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Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This free presentation was well worth the time. The presenter did an exemplary job. She was well informed and engaging.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church was built by Henry Flagler(I believe) to house his tomb. The building is reminiscent of many Italian baroque churches- very beautiful. Worth a visit

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Church was built by Henry Flagler in memory of his daughter and 1st wife. When you enter you see the magnificent stained glass windows along with the 100' domed ceiling. Inside the Church is a mausoleum where Henry Flagler, his daughter Jennie Louise and her infant Marjorie along with his first wife were laid to rest. This is a... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A free tour was given at this magnificent church built by Mr. Flagler after the deathof his daughter and 1st wife. We were given an interesting history lesson by a docent at the church and enjoyed the architecture and exhibits.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like architecture and churches, this is a must stop when in St. Augustine. It reminded me more of a cathedral than a church - soaring ceilings, side chapels and crypt, glorious stained glass and a huge organ. It has some small but pretty gardens outside, and the church viewed from any angle is quite stunning. Only negative, I... More 

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Callaway, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on the day they had the Kirkin' of the Tartars. It was a nice program and an opportunity to learn about a different tradition. The pastor provided an excellent message.

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

Thank you so much for your review. Our Kirkin' of the Tartans service is one that is loved by many members of our congregation. Please see our Face Book page to see photos and videos and yes...bagpipes! We look forward to your worshiping with us again when you are in St. Augustine. More 

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