Historic Christ Church & Museum



Virginia’s Finest Colonial Church

Hours:
Monday-Saturday: April 1-November 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sundays: April 1-November 30, 1:00-4:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve through New Year's Day.

By appointment only December 1 through March 31.
Contact office to make appointment: info@christchurch1735.org

Member of Trail Networks:
Virginia Oyster Trail

Virginia Oyster Trail Site Number: 145875

About Historic Christ Church & Museum:


A National Historic Landmark, Christ Church is one of America’s great buildings. Come visit this 1735 church and see how its builders used oyster shells to create a stunning plaster ceiling. Christ Church’s bricklayers also used oyster shells for the lime mortar in the church’s remarkable brickwork.


Constructed by Robert “King” Carter and completed in 1735, Christ Church is the finest and best preserved parish church from colonial Virginia. The church is a National Historic Landmark and one of America’s great buildings. It retains most of its original elements, including its molded-brick doorways, classical entablature, high-backed pews, triple-deck pulpit and stone pavers. The elaborately carved tombs of Robert Carter and his two wives stand in the churchyard. The site includes an interactive museum, attractive gift shop, research room, and a conference/education center. Special family-friendly educational programs and community events take place throughout the year. Since 1958, the Foundation for Historic Christ Church has led preservation, research and interpretation of the site.



Contact:

Robert Teagle

Phone:
8044386855

Email:
rteagle@christchurch1735.org

Website:
http://www.christchurch1735.org

Address:
420 Christ Church Road
Weems, VA 22576


Sponsors

Virginia Department of Agriculture
Take Home A Piece of Virginia
Virginia Oyster Country logo
Virginia is for Lovers
Virginia’s River Realm
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

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