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Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery

Charles Town, WV
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Charles Town
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The cemetery is the burial site for nearly 80 members of George Washington's family.
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The cemetery is the burial site for nearly 80 members of George Washington's family.
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Ottawa, Kansas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We didn't know about this cemetery till we were at the lot where John Brown was hung and a gentleman told us about it. Visited with a lady from the church who said there was over 75 descendants of George Washington. Apparently his brother Charles founded the city.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

You have to be a real history nerd to seek out this place. The old tombstones need to be cleaned. Great project for a church youth group.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
62 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

from the Carriage Inn B and B. We walked this gem and saw all the Washingtons (George's 3 brothers and family) who are buried there. It is a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle. It's free and it's fascinating.

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Washington DC
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195 reviews 195 reviews
38 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The cemetery is worth a trip to discover the many family members of our founding father, and to puzzle out why so many descendants are also named George!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

It was a lovely stroll though the cemetery. We went both at day and night. The walkways are treacherous at night, but with caution and a light it was doable. A lovely quiet neighborhood to walk through with fabulous old architecture to enjoy.

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Buford, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

A lot of George Washington's relatives are buried here. This includes several named after him!. Very old cemetery with ornate headstones. We were unable to tour the Episcopal Church but the stained glass windows are awe inspiring.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you like cemeteries and history this is the place for you. A large portion of the cemetery is dedicated to the Washington family. Charles Washington - George's brother - who the town is named after and his descendants are buried there as are a lot of other distinguished Americans. Walking through the cemetery is a walk through history. It... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

LOTS of history is buried in this cemetary. Walkways are very uneven brick from tree roots and old facility.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

A beautiful old church with well cared for cemetery with lots generations of locals buried in cemetery. Good for history and geneology research.

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Newbury Berkshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We wanted to see the old marked graves of the Washington family, they site is so well kept and the graves stones kept tidy and neat, it was hard to believe they were that old.

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