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Alexandria's Christ Church

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Address: 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314
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George Washington's Church

Beautifully light, neo-classical Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria is a wonderful contrast to the conventional. What's more, this church has real history, being the nearest to... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2015
Kathryn C
Fareham, United Kingdom
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

Beautifully light, neo-classical Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria is a wonderful contrast to the conventional. What's more, this church has real history, being the nearest to George Washington's home at Mount Vernon.

1 Thank Kathryn C
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

This church is one that my grandfather used to study. He designed most of the houses around Princeton University and my father told me that Christ Church was one that he used to study

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Fantastic 1700's Church. Take time to look at the tomb stones out side. Once you go in the y have a free tour. You can sit in the same pew that President Washington used and later Sir W. Churchill.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

We arrived just before the last tour. There were 3 other couples who had all toured before and said they didn't want an official tour so the volunteer took us inside and told us "a few things". She told us about the way things worked in the pews (like there was no heat so after families were settled, they brought... More 

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Timonium, Maryland
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Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

We have been to Old Town many times but this was the first time we toured the church. The guide was very informative and told use a lot of the history of the church and George Washington. There is no cost but they do ask for donations. Still worth while

2 Thank Autoxer48
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

Throughout Northern NJ you'll see location signs marking where George Washington slept during his campaign against the British during the Revolutionary War. Before that time he was a planter, a surveyor, city councilor and member of this church in Alexandria. When the Colonies gained their independence from England the Anglican churches left behind no longer had the King as their... More 

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Reviewed 19 May 2015

I've been to friends wedding and others services at Christ Church, but more often than not I've just hung out with my family in the small courtyard (by the gravestones). Simply landscaped and cool, the spot offers a little quiet time from strolling the streets.

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Reviewed 17 May 2015

Nice historic place to visit. It is a functioning church where G. Washington had a box family pew here for when he was in Alexandria. His box pew has been preserved. There is a guide present to talk with you about the history of the church and answer any question you may have. Well worth the visit especially if you... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

Excellent docent tour through the church frequented by George Washington in the late 1700's and later by Robert E Lee in the mid-1800s until the Federal forces occupied Alexandria at the start of the Civil War.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Looking at this historic Church, you cannot help but feel how important it is to the local community, even to-day! I sat in the pew that was reserved for the Lee family. I was lucky enough to visit when they had their Evensong Celebrations. The Church choir was amazing, taking really difficult pieces in their stride.! After that, we were... More 

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