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Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery

Charles Town, WV
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Charles Town
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Hiking
Description: The cemetery is the burial site for nearly 80 members of George Washington's family.
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Zephyrhills, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
57 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
10 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
2 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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29 reviews 29 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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charlottesville, va
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

There are descendents of Charles Washington buried here (George Washington's brother).

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Elkins, West Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

For two years I lived in the Charles Town area, and passed this church with its impressive cemetery many times. I had heard that it was the burial site of numerous members of the Washington family. Even though I sought out the seven remaining Washington estates that still stood in the early 1970s, I never stopped to view their resting... More

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