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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

815 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219
804 643 3589
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Ranked #31 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Religious Sites
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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This Episcopal Church near Richmond's capital is not only historic but includes significant church architecture. Originally with plain glass windows and a 'classical Greek' design inside..you definitely 'feel it is'..the Tiffany windows were added later. Jefferson Davis was attending services here when he was informed that Petersburg had fallen...which mean Richmond was lost as was the war. General Robert E.... More

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We went to watch the reenactment of the famous Patrick Henry speech "give me liberty or give me death" and the meeting leading up to it on veterans' day. It was well acted by actors in period costume and was interesting but did go on a little longer than we were expecting and sitting in the church pews isn't that... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This church, close to the State Capitol in Richmond, is a gem. It has a plethora of Tiffany glass windows which are spectacular. The is no guide on site but a leaflet is available in the vestibule to explain some details of the windows. See Jefferson Davis' and Robert E Lee's pews. Davis was sitting in this pew when he... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Charming old church. Pews marked where Jefferson Davis and Gen. Robert E, Lee sat. Go in for a service to hear wonderful organ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We enjoyed our tour of St. Paul's immensely. The great American founder that stood in that very spot was amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was a beautiful church.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Went for the historical tour in Richmond and visited the Church. The church was beautiful especially the stained glass. This is the church were Jefferson Davis go to worship and there was a special place marked on the long bench that has his name. That is were he was seated when he was notified that Richmond would be taken by... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Grace Street in Richmond, Virginia, across the street from Capitol Square, was built in 1984-45 as an outgrowth of Monumental Episcopal Church near College and Broad Streets. It is one of the largest churches in the Diocese of Virginia, seating 800 people. The architect, Thomas S. Stewart of Philadelphia, created here a masterpiece of the... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Enough said! This historic church was where Jefferson Davis was worshipping when he was notified that Richmond would be taken by Union soldiers. The building is an architectural delight. There are 10 stained glass windows, several dedicated to Robert E. Lee and created by the Tiffany company. They are incredible! Well worth the visit. We were able to just walk... More

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New Bern, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Yeah, ecumenicalism is alive and well in downtown Richmond, wish I lived there I would be a communicant, loved the history of the place and the Tiffany stained glass windows were beautiful. The congregation was warm and welcoming...

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Salisbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

St. Paul's, a Greek Revival Church, was built in 1845 as a branch of the Monumental Church. A massive entrance portico of eight columns with ornate Corinthian capitals dominates the exterior of the building. You can't help but admire the windows, tombs and monuments inside the Church. The church is located across the street from the State Capitol. It has... More

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