Christ Church Episcopal, Saint Simons Island

4.8
#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Golden Isles of Georgia
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. Put Christ Church Episcopal and other Saint Simons Island attractions into our Saint Simons Island travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This church is a beautiful place as well as historic cemetery and right across the street from the Wesley memorial and Gardens. Both worth the visit. We took part of the afternoon to meander through a...  more »
  • It was a rainy day when we were there but still very enjoyable. The church is beautiful and we listened to guide tell the story behind the church. The grounds are well kept and the trees are awesome. ...  more »
  • Visited here while in town and this place is just gorgeous. So peaceful. Don't miss the gardens just off from the parking across from the church.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful church. Amazing stained glass incredible construction. Interesting cemetery.
  • Beautifully exquisite woodsy setting, but very unfriendly. I so looked forward to this visit.
  • Peaceful place with unique Methodist and Episcopal history.
  • Beautiful. 2nd oldest church in the US. Original settlers of SSI buried here. If you come to SSI you have yo come here

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