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Memorial Presbyterian Church, Saint Augustine
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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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  • The Church was built in the late 19 century, very richly decorated, modelled on the Church of Saint mark in Venice, terracotta trim
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  • 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 b...  more »
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Unique architecture and design. Make time to stop in to visit the place.
  • 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.