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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 Church!

Who knew that Presbyterians could build a beautiful church!. It's definitely worth the visit. There is a museum through out the church because it is the burial place of Flagler.

Reviewed December 28, 2016
Jacqueline B
Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed December 28, 2016

Who knew that Presbyterians could build a beautiful church!. It's definitely worth the visit. There is a museum through out the church because it is the burial place of Flagler.

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Live Oak, Florida
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Reviewed December 27, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful churches we have seen -- including Europe. Henry Flagler designed it for his daughter. We went to Christmas Eve service and it was magical. There are tours throughout the day. You will not be disappointed,

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Reviewed December 24, 2016

We stopped by this church for a few minutes while walking around the city. It was built by Henry Flagler as a memorial to his daughter and is also his final resting place. The building is very elegant and beautiful and well worth a visit. Volunteers are present to answer any questions and point out interesting features. It compliments visits... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

Just happened across the church, having seen the dome dome streets away. Certainly a pretty church to look around. There are docents available and keen to depart information about the family and the building of the church. For me as a seasoned traveller it's not a fabulous church, but I loved the cross chandeliers and enjoed the docents account. Certainly... More 

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 21, 2016

Built by 1000 workers in under a year as a memorial to Henry Flaglers Daughter and Grand Daughter. Don't miss this. Trolley Stop...explore the grounds...enjoy the architecture...preview my photos

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Kissimmee, Florida
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

Very beautiful church, it will take your breath away, Henry Flagler is buried in the church, along side his daughter.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is a lovely Church built by Flagler. The docent was excellent. The stained glass windows are beautiful following the niecene creed throughout the Church. The organ was quite impressive. A must see.

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Malabar, Florida
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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful building. Built by Henry Flagler with it being his final resting place in it. Stain glass is gorgeous the wood is all original. Magahony wood to be exact. Make sure to make time to see this building free admission,so why not.

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St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We probably would have passed by without stopping in, but the Trolley driver recommended it. I am so glad we took the time to visit. It is a stunning building with a very interesting history. It is worth stopping for. We spent about 30 minutes here.

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Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy the history of Flagler College and the Lightner Museum, this is a must see stop. We were greeted by Pat, who was very knowledgeable of the history of Henry Flagler, his family and the church. The construction and preservation, from the stained glass windows to the woodworking of this church that was built for Mr. Flagler's daughter... More 

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