Christ Church, Saint Simons Island

4.8
#2 of 11 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. 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 by using our Saint Simons Island trip planner.
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  • This is one of those churches that you see on your journey and have to stop to look at. It's old architecture and history make this a great and exciting place  more »
  • The cemetery is worth walking through as there are revolution and civil war soldiers buried there along with Rev Dodge's family. The church is small and simple, but has beautiful stained glass windows...  more »
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  • This is a wonderful place to visit for people of all ages to visit. There are guides there to give you a tour and tell you the history of the church and the area. Absolutely beautiful stained glass windows and hand carved pews . Pews are marked with the names of the famous people that have attended services there. The graveyard has many famous people and very interesting headstones.
  • What were you doing in 1736? They were building this Church! What a beautiful setting for a Church! And walk past the Church grounds to the Azalea garden with the cross in the center. When the Azaleas are in bloom it is spectacular...

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