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Address: 321 S. Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703 549 6670
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A classic historical view into the past of early Alexandria, VA

A classic piece of history nestled in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. From the weathered vintage brick to the creaking pews & the antique smell of vintage woods etc. this is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Ward S
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Earlysville

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Earlysville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A classic piece of history nestled in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. From the weathered vintage brick to the creaking pews & the antique smell of vintage woods etc. this is an enjoyable view into our founders past. The vintage pipe organ is really something & the grave yard in the church yard has many early citizens at rest.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great historical location. Go to just hear the pews creak. Lovely natural lighting and even has the nostalgia aroma! A must see.

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Thank Seraphina83
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Meeting House is located on a quiet side street in Old Town. There are separate entrances for 'women' and 'men.' The interior is graceful and plain. What is more interesting is the graveyard behind the church where you will fine a tomb of an unknown Revolutionary Soldier. This too is quiet and plain but human in scale which makes... More 

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Thank 349Charles25
Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Meeting House is still in use today. I went to the church office and the secretary let me into the church so I could look around. The original church (built in 1775) burnt down in 1835 and the present structure was completed in 1837. It has the pews with doors, upper level that has the pipe organ, clear windows,... More 

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Thank brideforlife
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Liked: Beautiful grounds and location. Unchanged from when I attended back in the early 1960's. Disliked: Closed on week days.

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1 Thank Hansen34112
Onancock, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very traditional with choir & pastors in period dress. Excellent choice of Christmas songs. Lovely tradtional candlelight service with communion. Welcoming, friendly folks. A perfect way to celebrate Christ's birth. We attended the earlier 7:30 service -- getting too old to stay up for midnight services. Only dislike was finding parking!!

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2 Thank sister-cousins
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

that still has an active congregation and events. well worth the trip to visit there and check out the cemetary graves.

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Thank drudol
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've attended this church many times. It is a lovely colonial setting with friendly parishioners. Be sure to check out the cemetery in back where they have the tomb of the unknown Revolutionary soldier. Christmas Eve service is very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I visited the Old Presbyterian Meeting House while taking a guided tour of Old Town Alexandria. Founded in 1772, the Old Presbyterian Meeting House is an historic and vibrant congregation in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. It is still open for church services.

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Virginia, USA
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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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