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“Beautiful on the outside, pretty inside.”

Memorial Presbyterian Church
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Owner description: 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.
Columbus, OH
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful on the outside, pretty inside.”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

After touring Flagler College (excellent) we wanted to see his church that all the tour guides talk about. A real beauty on the outside, it has some very nice elements inside. This is not an ornate church. The stained glass is pretty and colorful, but modest (and not Tiffany). The light fixtures and mahogany pews were notable. Seeing the Flagler family resting place was only through a locked gate.
It only takes a few minutes to see, if you have the time, worth a quick stop. No fee, but a dollar donation requested.

Visited May 2013
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East Palatka, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“You Must See This One”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is so beautiful. We went to one of the Sundays service and it was fantastic. Everyone at the service was so friendly. Great service and was very impressed.

Visited June 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“A pious experience”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

The church itself is a very impressive building that magnifies the glory of Christ. Its stain glass is very extensive and beautiful and tell the story of the Bible. The pipe organ music is delightful although it is loud. The worship service was meaningful and I enjoyed the liturgy.

Visited May 2013
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SC
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“Beautiful church!”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This church is lovely outside and inside. It was built as a memorial to Henry Flagler's daughter and granddaughter. There is a brochure with a self-guided tour of the inside and also a docent on duty to answer any questions. They request a donation of at least $1 per person to assist with the upkeep of the beautiful building. Very peaceful!

Visited April 2013
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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“Beautiful church!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is sooo worth seeing! Go inside the church. It is free. See the beautiful stained glass windows. Gift shop. You can even attend a service here.

Visited August 2012
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