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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

815 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219
804 643 3589
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Ranked #16 of 82 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautiful sanctuary..gorgeous Tiffany windows..Has the pew where Robert E Lee was sitting when notified Union forces were on their way.

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beautiful church, Self guided I just waked in. I wish they did a tour but it is an active church from the information I saw. Full of history

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North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is not marked on the tour guides, but was mentioned by someone in the visitors information center as a site not to miss. It's just across from the Capitol Building on Grace Street and is well worth the stop as it has the most beautiful soaring Tiffany stained glass windows throughout the Sanctuary. They are breathtaking!!! There is no... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

At St. Paul's the sum is greater than the parts, the welcoming and peaceful feeling of the church makes it a great respite.The stained glass windows are magnificent. It’s a rare opportunity to see so many Tiffany windows outside of a museum. Pick up the info brochure in the entrance for some interesting history, for example, the beautiful window featuring... More 

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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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188 reviews 188 reviews
120 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Built in 1843/45 Greek revival style. This is a MUST SEE for art lovers. We did the self guided tour, grabbed the brochure to the right as you walk in and looked up the windows and found the tiffany windows. Each window had an explanation and some had corresponding color photos so the self tour was easy. Don't miss the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I love this church. It was so beautiful, with stained glass windows from Tiffany and other artists. There are guided tours after the church service on Sunday at 11:15. We did a self-guided tour and there are booklets explaining the history at the front of the church.

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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158 reviews 158 reviews
71 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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170 reviews 170 reviews
53 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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