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The Carter Reception Center houses a new museum (completely renovated in 2009) with exhibitions on the history of Christ Church, the Carter family, Christ Church Parish, and the preservation of the church building and landscape. The museum has several interactive exhibitions and a hands-on section where children can become "undertakers" (builders in colonial Virginia) by constructing brick walls, arches with keystones and mortise and tenon roof trusses. The center serves as a welcome point for visitors and features an orientation video narrated by Roger Mudd. Docents are available to lead guided tours of the church. A newly designed gift shop located in the Carter Reception Center offers jewelry, paintings, books, collectibles, and unique items related to the heritage of the Northern Neck.
There is a requested donation of $5.00 per person. The Foundation for Historic Christ Church is a non-profit, non-denominational organization. The donations support the preservation of the church building and the Foundation's research and educational programs. There are no fees for school groups or summer children's programs.
Group tours may be arranged for any time of the year. A costumed docent will greet your group and treat them to a special tour of the church site and gallery. There is a $5.00 per person charge for special groups (senior discount is $4.00). To schedule a tour or for more information about special groups, please contact the Foundation office at 804-438-6855 or email@example.com. The office is open year round, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Worship services are held in the church Sundays at 8:00 a.m. from Memorial to Labor Day. The rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Kilmarnock also serves as rector for summer services in Historic Christ Church.
Historic Christ Church is located in Irvington, Virginia, on Route 646, just off Route 200, between the towns of Kilmarnock and White Stone.
From Washington 3 1/4 hours 150 miles
From Richmond 1 1/2 hours 75 miles
From Williamsburg 1 1/4 hours 55 miles
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