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“Sit where George Washington sat!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alexandria's Christ Church

Alexandria's Christ Church
118 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
703-549-1450
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Ranked #2 of 69 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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baltimore
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“Sit where George Washington sat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stopped in on a sunday afternoon after the sunday services were over just to check the place out. We were greeted by a very nice older gentleman who had just started a tour of the church. The church is pretty small, it isn't a grand cathedral, but is very nice and quite pretty. What it may lack in size it makes up for in history - George Washington used to own a pew at this church and it is still there with the original woodwork, and you can sit in his pew, Robert E. Lee used to attend services here, and Winston Churchill sat in the Washington pew with FDR to pray after Pearl Harbor. The tour is free and lasts about 10 minutes. Donations are accepted, and pictures are permitted.

Visited October 2012
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“Terrific historical venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Definitely a must see in Alexandria-so much history an the mini tour is very informational. The church itself is simple but the grounds are peaceful and lovely.

Visited November 2011
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Denver, Colorado
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“Sit in George Washingtons pew”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The church was so cool and to sit in George Washington's pew is the opportunity of a lifetime. The tour guides do a great time explaining the history of all of the presidents who have worshiped in this church.

Visited October 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Sitting where George sat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

George Washington, that is. A beautiful old church filled with histoty. The guide was very informative. It was fun to wander around and explore the church and grounds. How special to be able to sit in the Washington pew.

Visited September 2012
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Durham, North Carolina
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“Remarkably constant and cared for over time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Was able to hear Handel's Messiah here at Christmas by candlelight and now simply enjoy returning for church services that remind me of the continuity in purpose and peaceful reflection.

Visited September 2012
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