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, because guests staying in this part of the Virgin Islands will have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. With just a small number of accommodations in the community surrounding Emmaus Moravian Church, much less tourist traffic might be bargained for.

Location and What's Nearby

Guests to Emmaus Moravian Church often make their way over to Waterlemon Beach in addition a beach in the region, and a place of particular interest for those looking to dig their toes in the sand.


Operating Hours

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


Arrive at this attraction prepared to give over the total cost of admission, which your group can learn by phoning before you leave.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 776-6713

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


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