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Washington Memorial Chapel

Rt 23, Valley Forge, PA 19481
610-783-0120
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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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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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79 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
196 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
61 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

As Valley Forge was closed due to the Govt shutdown, a large part of our time was spent at this magnificent chapel. The outside is wonderfully designed but was deceiving as inside there was such a wealth of magnificent wood carvings and stained glass. Photography is permitted but no flash please. The choir stalls are a highlight. There is also... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
99 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a noble and beautifully designed memorial chapel. The exterior does not give much idea as to the wealth of detail inside with superb carvings in wood [especially the choir stalls] and stone with lovely windows. The symbolism really needs explaining but there is always someone there to welcome you and explain the building and the furnishings for you.... More

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225 reviews 225 reviews
172 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I was getting a bit discouraged as I did the driving tour through Valley Forge National Park, but the Chapel more than made up from some of the less scenic stops. The building is beautiful and very well maintained. As it was a rather cold day, there were not too many people there. Added bonus was the Chapel Cabin Shop,... More

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