Mother’s Day Was Invented At This Old, Regal Church In West Virginia From The 1800s

Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia is the mother church of Mother’s Day. This grand old church building is 147 years old this year, and its prodigy, Mother’s Day, turns 112 in May.

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The church building is one of 16 National Historic Landmarks in West Virginia, and if you’re interested in learning more about its significance, you can read the original National Register of Historic Places nomination form for yourself here. You can also tour the shrine from April to October. To find out details, visit their Facebook page. As you celebrate Mother’s Day this May, honor the strong women in your life. They are far more precious than jewels.

While you’re in Grafton, plan to head on out to  Cool Springs Park in Rowlesburg!

Address: 11 E Main St, Grafton, WV 26354, USA