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Memorial Presbyterian Church, Saint Augustine

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Explore and admire one of Florida's oldest and grandest sites of worship, Memorial Presbyterian Church. The imposing building was inspired by St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and features a number of expensive materials and intricate decoration. Henry Morrison Flagler, a famous American industrialist, commissioned the church in 1889 as a memorial to his daughter and infant granddaughter, who both died due to complications during childbirth. Approach one of the church docents to learn not only about the building, but also Flagler's fascinating life. The church's mausoleum serves as the final resting place for Flagler, his first wife, their daughter, and her baby. Make Memorial Presbyterian Church part of your personalized Saint Augustine itinerary using our Saint Augustine vacation generator.
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  • I love this church!!! It is my favorite place ever!! It is so beautiful. Very moving this was built for his daughter. 
  • Located near Flagler college, you learn as you progress the magnificent building. If you are lucky enough to have the Sun with you, you will see the great colors and superb architecture. Do not settle for 5 major buildings in St. Augustine. Take 30 minutes to visit this church. It's worth the detour. Inside than outside, you can enjoy this site.
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  • The day we visited we could not go in because they were having a wedding. The outside was beautiful and it would have been nice to see the inside, but we did see the bride. 
  • Every time my husband and I walked past this church when visiting St. Augustine, we thought it was a Catholic Cathedral. The copper dome and spires are architecturally beautiful, and so we decided to explore one day and realized it was a Presbyterian church with a massively impressive pipe organ that seemed to overtake the room. Much to our surprise, the docent on duty informed us that Henry Flagler's mausoleum was located on the premises. Wandering over to the direction in which she pointed, we came to a gated entrance to a white room under a stained glass dome with four crypts: Henry's, two wives (one shared with a passed child), and an empty one. There was something inspiring, and yet disturbing, to be viewing where Henry Flagler was laid to rest. If you are a history or architecture buff, I recommend stopping in.
  • This is one of the most beautiful churches around.... Love going!
  • Beautiful and most elaborate church to tour in St. Augustine. The organist even played for us. Tours end at 3:30.
  • 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. Be sure to bring your camera.
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