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St. John's Church

1525 H St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
202 347 8766
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Ranked #112 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Most recent review
- Mar 9, 2014
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Chesley, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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178 helpful votes 178 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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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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Washington, DC
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Presidents have worshipped here for centuries. It is a joy to visit and you think that it is small New Englan church. I believe they are the only church that provides valet parking!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
26 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

such a historic Christian landmark where All Presidents had prayed especially on difficult days. The door was opened when my whole family entered and felt with pride being American and Christian

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Chantilly, Virginia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Located just across the street from Lafayette Square and very near the White House, every sitting president has gone to at least one service here. There's even a special pew set aside, which you can sit in (as long as the president's not there, of course).

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