Christ Church Episcopal, Saint Simons Island

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Golden Isles of Georgia
A classic white color, relatively small size, and setting among shady oak trees belie the historical and cultural significance of Christ Church Episcopal. The house of worship has stood here since 1820, lasting through a conversion into a horse stable by Union troops during the Civil War, followed by restoration in 1884. Inside, see the plaques on the pews commemorating visits by U.S. presidents, and view the various stained-glass windows--including the 18th-century one in the back imported from Germany. Outside, visit the cemetery where native St. Simons islanders, including author Eugenia Price, were laid to rest. The church's services are open to visitors, so you can worship here if you'd like. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Christ Church Episcopal by using our Saint Simons Island trip planner.
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  • I have been to Christ Church dozens of times during my life. I started going there as a teenager after I read the Eugenia Price Book "The Beloved Invader". The story is based on actual people that liv...  more »
  • I love visiting old cemeterys and churches. This one had beautiful grounds and the camellias were in bloom.  more »
  • This historical church is one of my favorite places to visit on the island. It was built by ship builders and is so amazing, especially inside. The craftsmanship is superb and the Tiffany windows are ...  more »
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  • Very beautiful, quiet place with a lovely walking trail that leads to Wesley Gardens. Best time to visit the gardens is when the flowers are in bloom (late spring) or when things have cooled off in the fall. Stained glass windows inside of the church are absolutely beautiful too.
  • Beautiful church and so full of history--of John and Charles Wesley, the Dodge & Gould's family, and of Anna Matilda King, Neptune, and Neptune Small among others. We went here on a rainy July afternoon and had a tour guide who explained to us the history of the place.
  • Beautiful church in a vert beautiful and quiet setting.
  • This beautiful and historic church inspired author, Eugenia Price, to write a historical trilogy surrounding St Simons Island and residents buried at the church. My family would come to St Simons from Athens in the summer so my aunt bought me a Eugenia Price bookto read. My favorite place to go was in search of graves for families that were featured in the book. As a young girl, i felt like I was visiting family. My favorite place on earth except for my hometown of Athens and my own family's cemetary.
  • Beautifully exquisite woodsy setting, but very unfriendly. I so looked forward to this visit.

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