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“don't miss the tomb of the unknown Revolutionary War soldier” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Presbyterian Meeting House

Old Presbyterian Meeting House
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US$78.98*
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Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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893 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 812 helpful votes
“don't miss the tomb of the unknown Revolutionary War soldier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

I walk through this mini-cemetery often on my to and from church and the nearby Safeway. I always feel like I'm walking through history. Here is where George Washington delivered our first national prayer. Here is where his physician and others of the Revolutionary War period were buried and remembered.

But what makes this so unique is the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War soldier. Until I walked onto this property for the first time four years ago, I had no idea such a tomb even existed. American are all aware of the tombs of the unknowns at Arlington Cemetery, but few know about this tomb. It's worth a moment to stop by to remember those who died to make us free...for the first time. Without them, we would not become a free and independent country.

Visited December 2013
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Washington DC
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321 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Another First Night Venue”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

with just average seating and sound but for a small group - a capella singers or chamber quite ok. Larger events might be overwhelming in terms of "bounce" -

Visited January 2013
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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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298 reviews
112 attraction reviews
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“Totally interesting burial grounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

The burial grounds behind the Meeting House was totally interesting as we walked around at our leisure. The variety of stones, including the "table" type, which we had not seen before, and of course, the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier, were well worth seeing. We were not able to get inside the Meeting House, but the large windows at ground level allowed us to look inside at the well-maintained interior.

Visited August 2013
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Washington, DC
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Presbyterian Meeting House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This old church has retained it's colonial charm. In it's history, it has often been in the forefront of social change. The cemetery has many old graves including the one of the unknown Revolutionary War soldier.

Visited June 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“From the days when churches were “meeting houses"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

This is a church with a history reaching back to pre-Revolutionary Alexandria, VA. While not the original structure, the sanctuary is elegant and historic in its own right. Its burial ground contains the remains of the “unknown soldier” of the American Revolution. One of the several memorial services for Geo. Washington was held here.

Visited June 2013
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