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“Definitely worth the visit”

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Ranked #26 of 168 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Definitely worth the visit”
Reviewed 14 February 2013

We visited St. Paul's as part of a walking tour of Richmond. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out some of the highlights & history of the church. It's really beautiful inside. The altar is worth seeing closeup and the stained glass is beautiful.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“St. Paul's Episcopal Church”
Reviewed 24 October 2012

We were able to use the "Walking Tour Brochure" which was very helpful. The Stained Glass windows are in the balcony as well as downstairs and are beautiful!. Pew 63 is where President Davis worshipped. He was there when he got word that Gen Lee could no longer defend Richmond. The fires destroyed most of Richmond, but St. Pauls' was saved. Pew 111 was where Gen. Lee worshipped during the Civil War. You can get a guided tour every Sunday after 11:15 service.

Visited October 2012
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Ashland,VA
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Where Jefferson Davis had to scoot from when Richmond was falling”
Reviewed 10 September 2012

This is where President Jefferson Davis found out that Richmond was going to fall to the Union Army. Lee sent him a message while he was in church, and he had to get up from the service and leave town and scoot to Danville on what is now the Norfolk Southern Railroad that heads out of Richmond in a southwesterly direction. It used to be part of the Southern Railroad, and I guess it was the Richmond and Danville RR during the Civil War.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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175 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“St. Paul's stained glass a treasure”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Lovers of stained glass should not miss this attraction. St. Paul's an active church since 1845. I arrived just as their Sunday service was ending. Received a very warm welcome. Great pamphlet available to do self-guided tour, but I had pleasure of a very personable guide. Great to be able to see the windows up close. Definitely worth climbing up to balcony to see the upper windows. Tiffany is my favorite but there are other artists represented.

Visited September 2012
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N Chesterfield
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lenten Luncheon before Easter were a nice change”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Church provide Lenten Lunches certain days before easter. Try it next season

Visited April 2012
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