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“Well worth your time.” 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 #2 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Plymouth, MA
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Well worth your time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

When on vacation, you need to determine if something is worth your money but also equally important, is it worth your time? This place is free, so no debating on the value of the money spent. (of course, a donation is definitely a good idea). We stopped in here for about a half an hour. A volunteer gave us a wonderful history of the place, pointed out all of the interesting facts and made sure our children were given literature that would be nice to share with their teachers. We all enjoyed sitting in George Washington's pew and also the ribbing we got for being Northerners sitting in Robert E. Lee's spot. The grounds surrounding the church are also beautiful, especially in the Spring.

Visited April 2013
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San Francisco
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“We attended a Sunday service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

A church attended by George washington, Robert E. Lee and other early American notables. A church member gave us a great discussion of the church history and facts after the service. The church yard is a pleasant place to rest

Visited April 2013
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New Zealand
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“Sit with history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Interesting church. Quite white and plain inside and quite charming. Pews laid out so some would have had backs to altar. Great to sit in the Washington and Robert E Lee family pews.

Visited April 2013
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Canton, Ohio
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“Open Seating with Washington, Roosevelt & Churchill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Most tour gudes first words are "don't touch anything"..Imagine being invited to sit in the same pew as these famous men did and have your picture taken? The well informed docent will issue this invitation after a most informative talk about the church. The whole town of Alexandria is a gem, but starting here sets the tone for the rest of your visit.

Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Worth a look”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stopped by here and were impressed with the stark simplicity of the church yard and the sanctuary. The staff were very welcoming and overall sense of the place is one of a place that has been held as sacred for hundreds of years. Have a look

Visited March 2013
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