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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 #13 of 32 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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United States
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140 reviews 140 reviews
67 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Chicago
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1,271 reviews 1,271 reviews
315 attraction reviews
679 helpful votes 679 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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264 helpful votes 264 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Pennsylvania
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37 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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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165 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
45 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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