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Address: 815 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804 643 3589
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St Paul's

The Rev. Wallace Adams-Riley oversees a very historic church right next to the State Capitol building on Grace St. Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee worshiped here. The building... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Rev. Wallace Adams-Riley oversees a very historic church right next to the State Capitol building on Grace St. Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee worshiped here. The building is beautiful inside with many very nice parishioners to welcome you if you are a first time visitor.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My kids took me here for Mother's Day, because they know how much I love history, while they just endure it. However, they all enjoyed this tour, esp. the reenactment of Patrick Henry's famous speech by our awesome tour guide, Mr. Chris. It's also a great spot to walk around the city, being sure to stop at the Proper Pie... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited on a business trip as the Liverpool Anglican diocese is twinned with Richmond Episcopal diocese there are also plans for St Paul's to be twinned with Liverpool Anglican Cathedral - our two communities have enjoyed a number of exchange visits and we were made very welcome. One of the highlights of the visit was the Friday night Jazz... More 

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stopped in on our way to the car in a drizzle. Services were being held do we did not get to see the sanctuary except through side doors. Did not notice a way for limited mobility folks yo get up the stairs. There are 2 handrails on the steps, but there are over a dozen steps. Pretty, but not special... More 

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Durham NC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I attended a Lenten lunch and service, a tradition for which St. Paul's is rightly well known. As a child, I sometimes attended Holy Week services there; the church has thoughtfully offered preaching and fellowship throughout Lent for over a hundred years. The message of the guest speaker was encouraging, challenging us to love perfectly, as God does, loving all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This church is absolutely filled with amazing relics from history, the pew where Robert E Lee worshiped from ... Plaques, Tiffany windows ... It is an incredibly beautiful sanctuary. The best in the city.

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For history buffs of the Civil War, this is a must see! Beyond the neo-classical façade (just next to the State Capitol), doors open to a vast space illuminated by stained glass, and plaques on the walls recounting the deaths from the civil war. Jefferson Davis was in a pew there when he learned Richmond "had fallen", and you can... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went to St. Paul's for Lessons & Carols on Christmas Eve and it was a wonderful, well-down, classic treat. Surprised to see it so sparsely attended. As visitors from out of town, we thought it would be packed. What's up, Richmond? This is a treasure!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Attended a special Eucharistic service celebrated by the Episcopal bishop of Virginia. The church has a good sound system and a fantastic pipe organ. Good acoustics. Worth visiting.

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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