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“Do not miss Christ Church!” 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 #1 of 36 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Maryland, USA
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“Do not miss Christ Church!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We were so welcomed here. The docent could not have been nicer; she welcomed us in, told us the whole history of the church, had us sit in the Washington's pew, etc. She was great with my Middle School aged kids, who were very interested in everything she had to say. Don't miss the walk around the cemetery outside. Most of all, don't miss this stop on your tour of Alexandria!

Visited April 2013
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dover, pa
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“Washington went here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Nice to see where Washington and Lee went to church. Tough to get a good external picture, suggest from rear of property.

Visited March 2013
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Mechanicsburg, PA
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“Worth a Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Beautiful little James Wren colonial church with well kept grounds. One certainly gets the sense of it's historical significance when visiting the church. It is neat to see George Washington's pew and know that other notables worshiped here. Definitely worth a stop while in Old Town.

Visited February 2013
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Lakewood, Colorado
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“Paradise for a history geek like me”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Christ Church is a still operating Episcopal parish where George Washington and his family worshiped and where Robert E. Lee was baptized. I felt the same amazing sense of history as when I entered Old North Church in Boston. WOW. Talked for awhile to a friendly docent, knelt at the altar and prayed for a moment, taking it all in. The grounds are beautiful and while the gift shop is kind of hard to find, it's filled with all matter of little treasures, not the usual tourist junk.

Visited February 2013
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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“Beautiful Buildings & Congregation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

You cannot go wrong visiting this Church. Very, very dedicated congregation in terms of welcoming guests and participating in the community.

Visited December 2012
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