Located on the campus of Hampton University, Memorial Church—also known as Memorial Chapel-- is an Italian-Romanesque structure that features a 150 ft. tower and four-faced illuminated clock. Built in 1886, the elaborate building was designed by New York architect J.C. Cady. It is still used as a college sanctuary for non-denominational religious services. The chapel is one of six National Historic Landmarks on campus. The pews are made of yellow pine and were built by Hampton trade-school students. Carved African-American and Native-American faces adorn the trim throughout the chapel.
Highway exit: I-64, Exit 267 to Tyler Street; turn left on Cemetery Road. Turn right on Marshall Avenue. Church is on the right.
The church is open daily. Coordinate a tour through the Hampton University Museum.
Drive-by site, walking tour site, motorcoach accessible.
Open to visitors for Sunday services.