Christ Episcopal Church Historic Chapel


305 Wheeler St.
St. Marys GA 31558


  • Admission: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday : 9:00am - 5:00pm

The history of Christ Episcopal Church in St. Marys can be traced to a founding congregation in 1843. A church building was constructed under the supervision of Isarel Geer in 1845-46. Christ Church entered the Diocese of Georgia as a mission in 1848 and in two years had a congregation of 25.

The town of St. Marys suffered during the Civil War. A Union gunboat shelled the town's riverfront. To escape the ravages of war, many of St. Marys' residents fled the county. The Federal commander Captain Thomas Wentworth Higginson ordered the burning of numerous buildings, including Christ Church, which was destroyed. After the war, Vestryman Francis Adam made a strong effort to get Northern aid to rebuild the church, but it wasn't until 1885 that services began anew for the congregation. The current historic chapel was consecrated in 1889.

We offer self-guided tours. You can find a self-guided brochure in the church or at the St. Marys Welcome Center.

Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 95
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round
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