The Coast / St. Marys

St. Marys United Methodist Church Historic Chapel

105 East Conyers Street
St. Marys, GA 31558


This congregation is the oldest congregation in St. Marys. It was established in 1799 when George Clark was sent as a missionary to the banks of the St. Marys River. The original chapel was built in 1812 and was later moved and a new chapel was constructed between 1856 and 1858. The chapel was spared burning during the Civil War because it was used as a butcher shop by the Ninth Maine Regiment. This congregation was also the home of Florida Methodism. Missionaries were sent out from this church down into Spanish Florida.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages