Churches of the Frescoes - St. Mary’s

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Churches of the Frescoes - St. Mary’s


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  • 400 Beaver Creek School Rd

    West Jefferson,   NC   28694

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    P.O. Box 177

    ,   NC   28629


One of West Jefferson’s most visited attractions! The fresco paintings, housed in the Episcopal Parish of the Holy Communion, were created by North Carolina native Ben Long in 1974. Ben returned to the church in 2012 and touched up the paintings that were still in their original state. “Mary, Great with Child,” "John the Baptist," and “The Mystery of Faith” grace the sanctuary. Creations by Long’s students also line the walls of this early 20th century church. These paintings draw thousands of tourists each year in one of the most unique displays of artwork ever created. Free to all ages, buses & groups welcome!

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400 Beaver Creek School Rd
West Jefferson NC 28694


Latitude: 36° 22' 42.6" / Longitude: -81° 29' 35.88"

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