Built between 1876 and 1890, this Gothic Revival church is a memorial to John and Charles Wesley, the founders of Methodism (and who came to Savannah in the 1730s). It is based on designs for Queen’s Kirk in Amsterdam and holds 1,000 parishioners surrounded by stained-glass windows dedicated to the historic figures of Methodism. (Queen’s Kirk is the popular name for Nieuwe Kerk, the most-visited church in Amsterdam, standing next to the Royal Palace on Dam Square.) Wesley Monumental took a long time to erect because of financial problems in the Reconstruction era and a catastrophic outbreak of yellow fever in Savannah.
- Frommer's Staff