Tours open to public
Port Aransas is home to a historic chapel built atop a dune in the 1930’s. Only available for viewing through tours, the Little Chapel on the Hill will be open for visitors on Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m.
Monthly tours to the chapel are available through the Port Aransas Museum on the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. This month, tours on Saturday, Oct. 16, also will be given at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. as part of the Centennial Celebration.
Reservations are required for the Oct. 15 tour and should be made by visiting the museum at 408 Brundrett, or calling 749-3800. Leave a name and telephone number to get on the tour list. The tours are limited to 10 people each.
The museum is open Thursday through Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m. and will have extended hours on Oct. 16, from noon to 5 p.m., for the centennial festivities.
The chapel tours take approximately an hour, with a short orientation at the museum beforehand. Members of the tour group should plan to be at the museum 10 minutes before tour times.
Tours of the museum are made possible by the generosity of Frank Carter and David and Aubrey Carter. Frank and David are the sons of Aline Carter, for whom the chapel was built.
It was built on the tallest dune in Port Aransas. Carter used the chapel to treat Port Aransas children to ice cream as she shared non-denominational Bible stories.
The chapel is decorated with frescoes covering the interior walls and ceiling depicting the history of Christianity painted by Austin artist John Cobb.