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The International Mother's Day Shrine

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Pretty Church with Great History

We were able to see the outside of the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church and read the historic... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Larken53
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Zeeland, MI
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We stopped by on a Friday, and the sign said close at 4. We were there 5 minutes late, so we didn't... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Diane S
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Oct 26, 2018
“Pretty Church with Great History”
Mar 20, 2018
“Call ahead!”
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

We were able to see the outside of the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church and read the historic markers. However, when we were in Grafton, the church wasn't open. Would have loved to have seen the inside and heard more of the story of "Where Mother's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larken53
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We stopped by on a Friday, and the sign said close at 4. We were there 5 minutes late, so we didn't get to go in. Our own fault, we should have called ahead about times or tours.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Diane S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I got married in this beautiful historical church building 30 years ago. Three of my biological daughter's have married in this church as well as one of my adopted daughter's. This church is beautiful with stained glass windows and a beautiful pipe organ.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank andreapX498CJ
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Anna Jarvis, a Grafton native, created and successfully lobbied for Mother's Day as a National Holiday. The church she attended became the formal shrine of the holiday and gives tribute to all mothers. You can be one of relatively few people to say you visited...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank theoldpioneer
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to learn about the mothers day shrine, very interesting story. Beautiful church with rich history. Amazing game restaurant across the street called Capri Pizza parlor. They have great steak and cheese hoagies.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Vanessa H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Oh my, you just have to come here and see this beautiful place, it has the most beautiful stained glass in it, and it was started here in Grafton.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank junefromwv
Reviewed 13 August 2016

friendly employee- nice, clean place to visit- a beautiful setting for a wedding (mine & 33 years later- my daughter's) perfect meeting room downstairs- lots of seats to hold a large group of people upstairs

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank WVVideo
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The Good Book says "Honor Thy Father and Mother" and this church is a heavy example of this statement. We entered the church on a Saturday morning around 10 am and had a personal tour - just the two of us and the guide. There...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

take a walk back in time with loads of history in the social hall and get ready to take in the absolutely beautiful sanctuary above. church is breathtaking :)

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Leisa J
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The Methodist Church building is only open seasonally for limited hours, but there is no fee to view the grounds with the Mothers Day statue, and the plaque on the church door and other signage explaining the history of vthe holiday. I found it interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Paul S
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