Last updated: 12/18/2015
St Simons Island, Georgia
Street Address
100 Arthur Moore Drive
St Simons Island, GA 31522
Mailing Address
100 Arthur Moore Drive
St Simons Island, GA 31522
phone: 912-638-4050
fax: 912-638-9050
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM

Free admission for individuals
$25 for groups from the South Georgia Conference
$50 for all other groups
Anne Packard, Director
Nancy R. Jenkins, Asst. Director
phone: 912-638-4050

Looking for that extraordinary gift? Want something different for that someone special? The Moore Methodist Museum gift shop is the place to go; we have a wide range of books, jewelry, and many other great items, many of it made here locally in Georgia! Shown below is some of the items that we offer, if you have any questions, please call and ask: 912-638-4050. We can also ship!

Our mission is to: Maintain an archive of documentary materials concerning all facets of the history of The United Methodist Church.
 Serve as the official repository of materials produced by the agencies, boards, commissions, committees, local churches and general officers of The South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.
 Collect and preserve historical artifacts related to the United Methodist Church.
 Operate a Museum that interprets, through exhibits, tours and educational programs the early history of Methodism in America, particularly as it relates to John Wesley, the history of the South Georgia Conference and the history of the island history and of Epworth by the Sea.
 Maintain a reference library of publications relevant to the history of Methodism and related Georgia history.
 Conduct activities necessary to achieving these objectives of education, preservation and acquisition.


Since 1965, the Arthur Moore Methodist Museum has developed an ever expanding facility that houses the South Georgia Annual Conference official records, rare research books and journals, displays that depict Georgia history and origins of Methodism and an excellent educational program for children, youth, and adults. Last year, there were approximately 3600 total participants in the Museum’s educational programs. We have educated groups from sixteen states and several foreign countries. Located on the grounds of Epworth by the Sea on the banks of the historic Frederica River, the 100 acre retreat Center has 6 motels, 12 family apartments, and 13 youth buildings accommodating up to 1,000 persons.

Research Collections

We conduct historical research on churches, clergy, and Methodism. We appreciate if researchers call ahead or email us with their needs.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No


Wheelchair Accessible

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