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Alexandria's Christ Church

118 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
703-549-1450
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Independent Half-Day Trip to Mount Vernon and Old...
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Ridge, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Having taken a "Ghost" tour the night before the churches cemetery was one of it's stops, i decided i would come back the next day. Glad i did. It really is a beautifully simple church with so much history connected to it. Upon entering i was greeted by a docent who offered me the tour even though she and i... More 

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North Branch, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Overwhelming! Old gravestones a must see. Within walking distance from the Old Colony Inn. Just beautiful.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My family and I are parishioners here, but whether you are looking for a church while on the road, or just a chance to see some amazing Alexandria history, you should stop by. The church dates to colonial times and has played host to Presidents starting with the first. Enjoy!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a lovely colonial church with lots of history. The pulpit is lovely, and you can sit in the Washington and Lee boxes. The guides are very friendly and will answer any questions. Ask about the cemetery's use during the Civil War.

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Austin, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I agree with the previous recent reviewers. Great stop after wandering around in Old Town. The gentleman who did the tour for our very small group (me, my wife and a nice young man with his infant son) was a retiree from PA. Thank you, sir! We could have sat and chatted with you in that lovely location for hours!

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We happened on a tour with a wonderful tour guide. We stayed after the tour ended and he was able to add all kinds of interesting historical aspects of the church, cemetaary and a few other aspects of churches in the era.

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This treasure was quiet and attractive, and the guide (presumably a volunteer) made sure that we knew everything about the place! It was great to sit in Winston Churchill's seat! Entry is free but they appreciate a contribution.

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Newnan, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Christ Church Episcopal is a beautiful and peaceful place of worship just a block off the main drag in Old Town Alexandria. It is also a historic site, counting Washington and Robert E Lee among its famous members. If you're in Old Town Alexandria, you shouldn't miss the chance to stop in for a few quiet moments and to appreciate... More 

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Louisa, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What can I say as my partner and I are members of this wonderful church. Warm, caring, historical, wonderful music, community, embracing...name any positive acronym and that's Christ Church. We love this place!

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Christ Church Alexandria is a living vibrant congregation that offers a great free historical tour of the church where George Washington and Robert E Lee attended. The volunteer guides are excellent and give interesting facts about the church's history and its role in the history of our country. You can sit in the Washington pew, where many other historical figures... More 

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