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“The docent was wonderful, and made the tour interesting.” 5 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 #3 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The docent was wonderful, and made the tour interesting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Stunning view of everything, and we sat in the exact pew that George Washington and his staff sat in. Velvet padded seats, which was nice.

Visited August 2012
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Orem, Utah
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111 reviews 111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“This was my ancestors church back in 1780's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Go inside and sit in a pew. Listen to the history of this old church. Even George Washington attended back in his days. Walk around the cemetery and look at the original headstones.

Visited October 2012
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baltimore
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“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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Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“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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