Emmaus Moravian Church

Playing as much of a role in the US Virgin Island culture as the Lutheran Church, the Moravian Church was the sole place of worship for the slaves. This holy sanctum helped solidify a common language, culture, and belief system among the island's workers. This complex, built over the years 1732 and 1750, was one of the early physical presences of that church.

What to Expect

Although visitors are welcome to join in on weekly service, the building is closed otherwise.

The tall buildings of the church stand out with its pink roof, pink base, and white middle accented by green shutters.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Emmaus Moravian Church may choose to book their trip in Coral Bay, as visitors to this region of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. There isn't much congestion in the area near the historic site, perhaps because there are very few lodging options close.

Location and What's Nearby

Guests to Emmaus Moravian Church often also make a visit to Waterlemon Beach, the closest beach, and an ideal place to relax in the sand following a trip to this site.


Operating Hours

Worship services take place each week at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, and all are welcome to attend.


Show up at this institution ready to hand over the total cost of admission, which you can nail down by calling ahead of time.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 776-6713

Location: Johnny Horn Trail and Centerline Road, Coral Bay, St. John


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