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Old Presbyterian Meeting House

321 S. Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
703 549 6670
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Ranked #11 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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English first
Virginia, USA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is an active church which dates from Colonial times. Members of the church dress in period clothes for special events and give tours and tell about the church. It is also a really caring group of people.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were taken on a ghost tour to this place. I have never heard of this place and the famous colonial history that is here. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Revolutionary War is here, and so is George Wahington's doctor. I even managed to catch an orb in a couple pictures. Take a ghost tour and come... More

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Reston, Virginia
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567 reviews 567 reviews
255 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I went here with a group of historic house docents, and we all really enjoyed our time here! Don is a fountain of knowledge about the church, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone, especially if you're interested in history, graveyards, churches, or all of the above!

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Los Angeles, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Amazing history - don't miss this site! I didn't visit the church, but wandered the grounds, and was taken aback by the history here.

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Top Contributor
416 reviews 416 reviews
31 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Geocaching brought us to this spot and it was fascinating to see all the old graves, several of them Scots. Really interesting, worth a visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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308 reviews 308 reviews
125 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I walk through this mini-cemetery often on my to and from church and the nearby Safeway. I always feel like I'm walking through history. Here is where George Washington delivered our first national prayer. Here is where his physician and others of the Revolutionary War period were buried and remembered. But what makes this so unique is the Tomb of... More

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Washington DC
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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

with just average seating and sound but for a small group - a capella singers or chamber quite ok. Larger events might be overwhelming in terms of "bounce" -

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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151 reviews 151 reviews
54 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The burial grounds behind the Meeting House was totally interesting as we walked around at our leisure. The variety of stones, including the "table" type, which we had not seen before, and of course, the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier, were well worth seeing. We were not able to get inside the Meeting House, but the large windows at... More

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Washington, DC
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This old church has retained it's colonial charm. In it's history, it has often been in the forefront of social change. The cemetery has many old graves including the one of the unknown Revolutionary War soldier.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is a church with a history reaching back to pre-Revolutionary Alexandria, VA. While not the original structure, the sanctuary is elegant and historic in its own right. Its burial ground contains the remains of the “unknown soldier” of the American Revolution. One of the several memorial services for Geo. Washington was held here.

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