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St. John's Church

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Address: 1525 H St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20005
Phone Number: 202 347 8766
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Quick and Quaint

When visiting DC we always stay at a hotel close to the White House, which means we are close to this little gem. Small, with no obvious bells and whistles, but worth a quick stop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

When visiting DC we always stay at a hotel close to the White House, which means we are close to this little gem. Small, with no obvious bells and whistles, but worth a quick stop and peek inside. My favorite part, the plaque that identifies the pew where President Lincoln would sit for worship. A wonderful piece of history.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Not gonna lie, I love that this church is yellow! Most presidents have worshipped here at one point or another. It's very close to the White House, so definitely worth stopping by to see it on your way to or from the White House. Go inside to learn more!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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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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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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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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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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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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St. 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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Address: Address: 1525 H St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20005
Phone Number: 202 347 8766
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall

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