Christ Church Frederica
Annual Tour of Homes

Tour of Homes 2023 Information and Map

Transportation & Parking

Parking is provided at Christ Church Frederica, Wesley United Methodist Church and Oglethorpe Point Elementary (all within close proximity of each other).

Sea Island Buses will provide Transportation from Christ Church, Frederica and designated parking areas to Sea island. Sea Island Shuttle buses will provide transportation between the featured homes on the island.

The Tour on Sea Island
Buses will depart from Christ Church for Sea Island arriving at either Stop #1 or #2 where you
will begin your tour. Shuttle buses will run continuously between all 6 stops, with each stop
clearly identified by signage and marked on the map included with your brochure. Some
patrons may desire to walk between a few stops that are located only a few blocks away from
each other. You may visit stops in any order that is convenient for you. We anticipate
spending no longer than 20 minutes in each home, with the total tour of homes and
transportation taking 3 hours. Return buses to Christ Church will depart continuously from
Sea Island adjacent to Stop #6.

Other Information

  • Food trucks 
    Food trucks will be available at Christ Church for Breakfast and coffee from 9:00 until 11:00 and Lunch from 11:00 until 3:00.
  • Parish Hall hospitality 
    Parish Hall hospitality will be available from 10:00 until 4:00 offering light refreshments.
  • Tickets must be brought to the event.
    Everyone attending the Annual Tour of Homes MUST have a ticket with them to present before boarding a bus. This can be a computer printed ticket displaying the correct bar code that was printed after being ordered online, or a Mobile ticket on your cell phone - displaying the bar code specific to your own ticket. Order confirmations or emails without a bar code CANNOT be used for admission. Only a printed ticket or a Mobile ticket with a bar code will be accepted.

Questions about the Annual Tour of Homes?

Hosted by Christ Church Episcopal Church Women
email tourofhomes2023@gmail.com

Historical Narratives at Christ Church

The Docents of Christ Church, Frederica will present historical narratives from 11AM until 4PM in various places in and around the church and the parish hall. Highlights include how Anglican worship began on St. Simons Island in 1736 when General James Oglethorpe arrived with two newly ordained Church of England priests, brothers Charles and John Wesley.  The formation of our Parish in 1808 as a Protestant Episcopal Church on the heels of the Revolutionary War with the first church structure built in 1820.  Hear how Anson G.P. Dodge arrived on the island as a 19-year old in 1879 to observe his family’s lumber mill and was so moved by the little parish that he entered Seminary in New York in order to return to St. Simons Island to minister and build a new church with his own funds, replacing the 1820 structure.
Learn about the first African American Episcopal Deaconess, Anna Alexander, who was born circa 1865 to parents formerly enslaved on the island. End your day's discoveries with a spiritual walk of the new Christ Church Labyrinth located a short distance across the road from Christ Church.

The Labyrinth at Christ Church, Frederica

Dedicated last December, the Labyrinth at Christ Church, Frederica, is a welcomed addition to the Christ Church campus. Nestled on the wooded path from Frederica Road to the WesleyGarden, it offers guests a unique opportunity for respite, reflection, and rejuvenation. Embraced by many faith traditions and cultures, a labyrinth is a walking meditation or prayer. A large circle with a single path that winds back and forth, moving alternatively toward and away from the center, labyrinths are a metaphor for life. For more information on the Labyrinth at Christ Church and how to walk one, https://ccfssi.org/labyrinth.

Directions to Christ Church:  (6329 Frederica Road)

As you enter St. Simons Island (see map below)……………

After crossing the Torras Causeway, stay in left traffic lane, proceed through the light onto Sea Island Road.  After several miles, at the second traffic light, turn left onto Frederica Road. After several more miles, at the traffic circle, take second exit onto Frederica Road.  Proceed approximately 1 mile.  Christ Church is on your left.  Beyond the church is the Parish House, also on the left.