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The International Mother's Day Shrine

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11 E Main St, Grafton, WV 26354-1322
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A Nice Little Side Trip

Anna Jarvis, a Grafton native, created and successfully lobbied for Mother's Day as a National... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Morgantown, Indiana

Great place to learn about the mothers day shrine, very interesting story. Beautiful church with... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2016
Vanessa H
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1 week ago
“A Nice Little Side Trip”
Sep 28, 2016
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
11 E Main St, Grafton, WV 26354-1322
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anna Jarvis, a Grafton native, created and successfully lobbied for Mother's Day as a National Holiday. The church she attended became the formal shrine of the holiday and gives tribute to all mothers. You can be one of relatively few people to say you visited...More

Thank theoldpioneer
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Great place to learn about the mothers day shrine, very interesting story. Beautiful church with rich history. Amazing game restaurant across the street called Capri Pizza parlor. They have great steak and cheese hoagies.

Thank Vanessa H
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Oh my, you just have to come here and see this beautiful place, it has the most beautiful stained glass in it, and it was started here in Grafton.

Thank junefromwv
Reviewed August 12, 2016

friendly employee- nice, clean place to visit- a beautiful setting for a wedding (mine & 33 years later- my daughter's) perfect meeting room downstairs- lots of seats to hold a large group of people upstairs

Thank WVVideo
Reviewed June 7, 2016

The Good Book says "Honor Thy Father and Mother" and this church is a heavy example of this statement. We entered the church on a Saturday morning around 10 am and had a personal tour - just the two of us and the guide. There...More

Thank reebee2727
Reviewed October 4, 2015

take a walk back in time with loads of history in the social hall and get ready to take in the absolutely beautiful sanctuary above. church is breathtaking :)

Thank Leisa J
Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Methodist Church building is only open seasonally for limited hours, but there is no fee to view the grounds with the Mothers Day statue, and the plaque on the church door and other signage explaining the history of vthe holiday. I found it interesting...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed October 13, 2014

This isn't really worth going to see. I would instead recommend the Anna Jarvis birthplace museum if you are interested in the history of Mothers day

Thank lostlanternoa
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Yes, West Virgina does have a prized Shrine in the Middle of Grafton. Please allow 30 minutes to visit this shrine to Motherhood. Anna, may God bless you!

Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed October 17, 2013

This is where Mothers Day was first celebrated in 1908 and in 1914 Mother's Day became a recognized holiday in the United States.By 1920s. the holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. I enjoyed looking around the...More

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