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Address: 120 Glendale School Rd, Glendale Springs, NC 28694-7231
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Simplistic church with incredible frescoes

A very unassuming and simplistic church with incredible frescoes by Ben Long. We visited this area 20+ years ago and had not heard of these "Churches of the Frescoes" so were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very unassuming and simplistic church with incredible frescoes by Ben Long. We visited this area 20+ years ago and had not heard of these "Churches of the Frescoes" so were pleased to find these hidden gems in small out of the way communities (St. Mary's in West Jefferson, NC and Holy Trinity in Glendale Springs). The Last Supper frescoe... More 

1 Thank the1drjazz
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally amazing! The fresco of the Last Supper is absolutely breathtaking!! It is a must see. You honestly feel like you are sitting there with them. And don't miss the paintings, entombments, carving, and mosaic downstairs. Honestly a must see and great for all ages.

Thank calliesdq87
North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

We stopped in Glendale springs on our way to West Jefferson and the chruch is so peaceful and a wonderful place to worship. There are steps down to the lower level and rest rooms available. A must see and the cloth above the 12 deciples represents the mystry of when Jesus will return to Earth.

1 Thank mercyangel_12
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

That artists will devote their time to portray elements of their faith is likely inspirational to the faithful. Anyone to whom the Lord's Supper is significant may appreciate stopping by this quaint little church to hear a short presentation while viewing the frescos and other church artifacts. The building is old and may present issues for visitors with respiratory ailments,... More 

2 Thank John W
Boone, NC
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Historical place in the high country. Worth a visit if you love history, churches, etc; very close to the BRP.

1 Thank 1travelerjosh
Hickory, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

My husband and I were models for Ben Long and his assistants when this fresco was being created. My husband is Matthew, the Apostle on the far left. It was quite an amazing summer being part of this experience. The final work is so beautiful, and the church itself is a place of great peace.

1 Thank Sue B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

There are two churches with frescoes painted by Ben Long and his students several decades back — one is this one and the other is in nearby West Jefferson. There are frescoes of religious themes in two places in this church: down in the basement-columbarium and in the sanctuary. The church is open every day and there's a voice-over explaining... More 

Thank MeetUsAtTheCorner
North Wilkesboro
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My mother took me here as a child in the early 80s. I wanted to share this with my children. The story alone is heart-warming and the narrator talks you through each character. The painting makes you feel like you are inside the last supper. I would guess and say the recording was close to 12-15 minutes. I am so... More 

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Whiteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

worth a short visit to see a peaceful old building and church. the visit will be short but nice to see the grounds and paintings

Thank lenniej2015
Hudson, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Exciting to experience this beautiful artwork. The mountain views in the surrounding area are quite beautiful as well.

Thank David G

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