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St. John's Church

Address: 1525 H St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20005 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202 347 8766
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Ranked #106 of 242 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Bethesda, Maryland
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's a historical church where most presidents have attended because it is the one closest to the White House. Went there for Christmas Day service, which was sparsely attended. In contrast, the Washington Cathedral would be packed. Nice serene atmosphere here, except for one couple who decided their 1 or 2 year old should attend the service too. She was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great intimate historical church with a wonderful staff. This is probably the most often missed great site in DC. Easy location and the only "reserved" pew markers are those for presidents

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Rochester, New York
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1,589 reviews 1,589 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is billed out front as an Episcopal Protestant Church. While I don't know the various religions, this seemed like a smaller congregation that was having a service during the time of my visit. It is a quiet and less spectacular church that is located very close to the White House itself, which is why many Presidents have attended services... More 

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Chesley, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Yes it's a historical church, just like a million others. Go for a service. The rector is a very liberal Hispanic. Excellent sermons combining jesus and kindness to the unfortunate. Obviously an episcopal church is not for the ultra conservative. We have gone several times on our stay in dc and never seen a president. But people are friendly and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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150 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I believe this is where President Obama attends church. The church is quite close to the White House Very simple, serene and contemplative interior . Commenced as a church in 1815 this is an extremely simple Protestant house of worship. Worth a visit for its background alone

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This historic almost 200 year old church is about a block from the White House and is known as the Presidents Church because every president since Madison has attended services here. You can sit in the last pew on the right as you enter which was Lincoln's pew when he came here during the Civil War. Pew 54 is designated... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I went there the next morning and saw a homeless man sitting there on my way back from my morning prayer and was able to give him my bottle of ICE. IT was the best thing I have done in months to help my soul and heart. The church served even when the doors were closed.. Thank you God!

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

St. John's is just across the park from the White House and is a very neat little stop while in the area. Every President since Monroe has attended at least one service here. The services are beautiful and the music that emits from the building evokes a wonderful reaction in one's heart.

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Camden, Maine
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194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I didn't get to hear the music here which is apparently amazing, and part of an annual calendar of events,but what a wonderful spot anyway.As we are in full Lincoln mania it was fun to sit in his pew at the back.It is like so many things in DC very atmospheric, redolent of great men and great feats.Don't skip this... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Every president since Monroe has attended and right across the Square from the White House. A historic gem that must be visited if in the area. Sit in Row 54 and be cheek to (previous) cheek with the presidents.

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