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HISTORIC CHRIST CHURCH                  804-438-6855
Fax:       804-438-5186                     www.christchurch1735.org      
420 Christ Church Rd., Weems, VA 22576
Rte 646 and 709 - take Rte 3 from either Warsaw to the N, or White Stone to the S.               

PARKING:  3 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  John Carter had the first church built on this site; it was completed in 1670 after his death. In 1730, his son Robert "King" Carter, colonial Virginia's most powerful planter, proposed to build a brick church here at his own expense, which the vestry of Christ Church Parish accepted. Finished in 1735, Christ Church is the best-preserved and most finely crafted of colonial Virginia's Anglican parish churches. The church's detailed brickwork, particularly the molded-brick doorways, distinguishes the exterior. The interior includes original high-backed pews, triple-decker pulpit, walnut altarpiece, and stone pavers. The elaborately carved tombs of Robert Carter and his two wives stand in the churchyard.

interor of Christ Church

PARKING:  Parking near entrance to church.  Portable ramp.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Located Bayne Center.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.

SPECIAL SERVICES:
For guests with hearing disabilities, written scripts are available.

GIFT SHOP:  Open area.  Counters 45 in. high.  No credit cards accepted.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Free admission.  Hours:  10-4 - Apr-Nov, church and museum.  Church open all year.  Non-smoking facility.

 

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