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Robert E. Lee's place of worship: St. Thomas Parish Church

We were not able to find out when the church is open but visited anyway. All the doors were locked... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Kathryn H
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Palmyra, Virginia
Beautiful Church

I so enjoyed my visit to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. It is gorgeous. from the stained glass... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
896frequent
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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A National Historic Site where Robert E. Lee worshipped during the Civil War in 1863-64.
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

We were not able to find out when the church is open but visited anyway. All the doors were locked except the one marked "office." Luckily, the church administrator was there working and was so gracious to us! She opened up the church and gave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I so enjoyed my visit to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. It is gorgeous. from the stained glass windows to the lovely wooden pews of the day, it is lovely in every way. It is well worth the visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

It is well worth stopping in for a meaningful taste of history and life in what was the sleepy south pre-Civil War. It's well-maintained and accessible.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Betty A
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Worth a stop if you are into Civil War history or beautiful historic churches. Check out the tree where Gen Lee tied up Traveler (his trusty horse) while he attended services.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This antebellum church has beautiful stained glass windows and is still used for worship. An ancient tree surrounded by a brick wall just north of the church is the same tree that General Lee tied up his faithful steed, Traveler when he worshipped there in...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

My husband and I share a love of Civil War history. This church is of historic significance. Worth the stop if you are in the area.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

This is a lovely parish church with an important history, frequented by Robert E. Lee during at least one winter during the Civil War. Well worth a stop in the charming town of Orange.

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank CavalierJCS
Reviewed 18 June 2012

General Lee worshiped here! Traditional and special Christmas Eve. Very enjoyable

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank RLJCM
Reviewed 14 June 2012

the church service was interesting and great. We felt welcomed to worship with them.

Date of experience: June 2012
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