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Memorial Presbyterian Church

36 Sevilla St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3535
+1 904-829-6451
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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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36 Sevilla St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3535
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+1 904-829-6451
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really wanted to see this church, but it was closed the first day we tried to go there. So we rearranged our schedule to go back the next day. Are we glad we did. Built by Henry Flagler as a memorial to his daughter,...More

Thank bsktdee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture is breathtaking. As a photographer you will find many things to take photos of. The docent is very helpful. It is an amazing place to sit down and take in the beauty of this church. Definitely a must see place

Thank Lovethemountains1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't expect much from this church but it is surprisingly attractive inside. Based on one of the parts of the Duomo in Venice it is unlike any other church I've been in in the USA that was not Greek Orthodox. The stained glass is...More

Thank IBMer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much history is explained during this visit. How this building with all its beauty, exquisite detailing and windows could be built in the allotted time. A great place to spend 30 minutes.

Thank 826albertj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful church with an interesting history. Can't say enough about the beautiful Tiffany (yes, real Tiffany) stained glass windows. It is certainly a testament to the ego of Henry Flagler.

Thank DoreneH_12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was obsessed with photographing this church - I didn't have time to go in but I made it a point to at least walk by once in the day and once in the evening - absolutely stunning

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The sexton we met is a parrishioner and was very knowledgeable. Unbelieveably, this church was completed and dedicated in less than one year. For the most part, you can wander freely. A small donation will also provide you a nice gift! It is beautiful and...More

1  Thank DNWahoo
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited this church and were amazed at the architect and design to be seen. Definitely worth walking through!

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Everyone visiting St. Augustine should take time to visit Memorial Presbyterian Church. The history of the church is very moving, and it is beautiful inside and outside. If you enjoy churches, this is a "must see" during your time in St. Augustine.

1  Thank Cheryl V
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is one of two churches that you must visit when in St. Augustine. Henry Flagler built this church and he along with his first wife and his daughter and her baby are buried in a separate wing off of the main building. They have...More

Thank geraldgraziose
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mbrandy0827
Are you opened to visitors on Sunday Jan 22nd
10 January 2017|
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Response from Paula O | Property representative |
Worship services at 8:30 and 11AM. Closed on Sunday to visitors.
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mbrandy0827
Do you have a wedding scheduled on Saturday, January 21 in the afternoon around three? I am bringing a small group of people to Saint Augustine and wanted them to see the church
8 January 2017|
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Response from Paula O | Property representative |
Yes we do have a wedding on Jan. 21st. The Sanctuary will be closed to visitors.
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