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.
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Virginia Oyster Trail
Virginia Oyster Trail Site Number: 145875
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.