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Washington Memorial Chapel

Rt 23, Valley Forge, PA 19481
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: This small place of worship is famous for its stained glass window depicting George Washington at prayer.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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229 reviews 229 reviews
122 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

a beautiful chapel, but to a history fan, what makes it special is the fact that George Washington and his Generals came here for services, and some of those generals are buried in the graveyard.

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Tucker, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Seeing such a spiritually uplifting place in a national park when so much is being done to eradicate such experiences from public places is a joyful occasion!

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you visit Valley Forge, you won't want to miss the Washington Memorial Chapel. It is beautiful. There was a mini tour that was very informative and interesting. It is worth a stop.

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a small, but beautiful chapel. The stained glass windows are amazing! The intricate detailing and wood/iron works was fabulous. There are small carved figures of George Washington kneeling in prayer. Just a quiet, peaceful place of beauty.

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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278 reviews 278 reviews
83 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A beautiful old chapel with many interesting images and figures of George Washington throughout - how many can you spot? The 26-ton bell in the tower is amazing, as are all of the stained glass windows throughout both structures that tell interesting stories - not just religious ones. The chapel overlooks the Grand Parade where George Washington trained his army,... More

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Rochester, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our trip to the Valley Forge National Historic Park was fantastic except for our last stop at the Washington Memorial Chapel. While the chapel is beautiful, at least what I got to see, the staff was incredibly rude. We went on a Saturday during their listed open hours but they were preparing for a wedding, so not only could we... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This chapel is at the end of the Encampment Tour. It is well worth the stop. I was able to locate one of my ancestors on the Patriots of the American Revolution panels. There are listed patriots of different wars on other panels inside the room that has the Justice Bell. This is a very beautiful church. I also enjoyed... More

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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309 reviews 309 reviews
199 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

One of the stops on the encampment tour at Valley Forge National Historic Park. Inside, look at the stained glass all around that tell a story. The one over the main door is Washington's life. Look at the beautiful hand carved choir stalls up front. Check out the altar and the flags. Finally look at the hall of heroes and... More

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Lake Jackson, Texas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is a very beautiful and historically symbolic building. The stained glass window stories are very USA. The masonry and woodwork compares to that of Westminster Abby.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stopped by on a Sunday morning while visiting the area for the weekend. As an active Episcopal church, this chapel offers weekend services. The parishoners are very friendly and welcoming. The chapel is intimate with so much ornate structures and carved works. The choir is absolutely excellent and the voices rising is amazing. The carillon and exhibit are not... More

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