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Washington Memorial Chapel

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Address: Rt 23, Valley Forge, PA 19481
Phone Number: 610-783-0120
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Description: This small place of worship is famous for its stained glass window...
This small place of worship is famous for its stained glass window depicting George Washington at prayer.
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One of a Kind

A renaissance chapel next to the battlefield that is also an Episcopal parish. Open daily with Sunday services and occasional carillon concerts. Needs a good dusting out and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
54 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A renaissance chapel next to the battlefield that is also an Episcopal parish. Open daily with Sunday services and occasional carillon concerts. Needs a good dusting out and cleaning of the magnificent stained glass windows something it shares with many similar churches. Great used book store and cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is the last stop inside the park and we were told not to miss the inside stained glass windows, gorgeous. The wood ceiling is impressive too. We had a quick bite to eat at the Chapel Cabin Shop behind. Very reasonably priced. Sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers plus chips or desserts including ice cream. Some candies and nuts, even a... More 

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Washington
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218 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The chapel is towards the end of the driving "loop". It is beautiful, with a bell tower, and the chapel is very peaceful. When we visited, there was a guide explaining the architecture. It is not big, so be sure to take the time to go through and don't skip it and drive out!

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

built on the edge of the national park it is not technically a part of the park but that is splitting hairs and it is well worth the visit. It's soaring gothic architecture is breath taking but even more special, at least to me, are the small cloisters and gardens attached. I love taking a few minutes in these and... More 

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Jacksonville, AL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a beautiful and amazing place. If you love architecture or old churches, you won't want to miss this. Incredible stone and wood carvings. Truly a slice of American history. The countryside surrounding the chapel is glorious, with narrow winding roads, beautiful vistas, and one lane covered bridges.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Chapel is unique, becaues when entering this sacred place where Washington and Martha may have attended and prayed for our Nation. As you enter notice the hand carved pews and plaques. When at the alter you can almost feel the presence of the famous founders' prayers for the victory over the Red Coats. Our children must see this place... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
82 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautifuk little chapel absolutely worth a visit. Listed as the ninth stop on the Valley Forge encampment trail it was definitely one of the highlights. Stained glass was vivid. The feel of the church overall was different than any I have seen before.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The chapel is outstanding, totally remembers me of Anglican chapels in Europe. The windows are perfectly forged and the interior is peaceful and astonishing. It's a definitive a place you cannot miss during your visit to Valley Forge.

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The number of items in there can be overwhelming but the historical significance makes sorting through it all worthwhile. A local Episcopal rector raised money slowly in the form of nickels and dimes. The stone walls were built a few feet at a time. The church was completed over a period of fourteen years and still has an active congregation.... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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521 reviews 521 reviews
282 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

There is so much history in this one chapel. The grounds are amazing. I enjoy strolling through the cemetery after touring the chapel itself. The wood is amazing! I can see why this is a top spot for weddings!

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