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

Coral Bay is a good option for those wishing to visit Emmaus Moravian Church, since guests staying in this area of the Virgin Islands will have easy site access during their time there. With just a small number of hotels around the region within the vicinity of this historical site, a small amount of foot traffic should be anticipated.

Location and What's Nearby

Emmaus Moravian Church will be a great choice for tourists wanting to find a variety of food and drink options nearby. The most proximate eatery is Sweet Plantains, which serves Caribbean dishes. The dining establishment is a slight distance off, but distant enough that you will decide to aim for taking advantage of a particular means of transport to travel there. Also close-by, you and your party will come across options including Indigo Grill and Coral Bay Cones where you and your party will want to try a bite of eclectic cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Virgin Islands.


Operating Hours

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


To find out how much the museum charges, call Emmaus Moravian Church beforehand to determine if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 776-6713

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


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