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“Presbyterian Meeting House” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Presbyterian Meeting House

Old Presbyterian Meeting House
321 S. Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
703 549 6670
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Ranked #13 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Washington, DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Presbyterian Meeting House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This old church has retained it's colonial charm. In it's history, it has often been in the forefront of social change. The cemetery has many old graves including the one of the unknown Revolutionary War soldier.

Visited June 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 attraction reviews
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“From the days when churches were “meeting houses"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is a church with a history reaching back to pre-Revolutionary Alexandria, VA. While not the original structure, the sanctuary is elegant and historic in its own right. Its burial ground contains the remains of the “unknown soldier” of the American Revolution. One of the several memorial services for Geo. Washington was held here.

Visited June 2013
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Atlanta
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“Great church, excellent pastors - history and faith in 1 stop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I was in town over Easter and went to church with my family. The Old Presbyterian Meeting House is a beautiful, historical church in Old Towne. I could not help but consider the history of the church, while also considering the excellent message delivered by the pastor that Sunday morning. This was my second visit to this church, and while smaller than my home church, the members, staff, and visitors were all friendly, welcoming and happy to greet a visitor.

Out of town on Sunday? Why not visit a neighborhood church service? At the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, combine history and faith on your visit. Highly recommend a visit for Sunday service!

Visited April 2013
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Alexandria
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“Quaint neighborhood church with history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We're locals and have been to several services at this church. It has a neat history and the inside just feels like an historic church without much pretense. Everyone has always been quite friendly. I wouldn't say it's a must-see for tourists unless you're really interested in old churches.

Visited April 2013
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Colorado
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“Cool old cemetery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stopped by here on Good Friday and were invited to stay for services. The congregation was very welcoming, but we chose not to stay as my kids were getting hungry. The cemetery behind the church is very cool, neat old graves with history of our nation's founders. The grave of the unknown soldier of the revolutionary war was neat to see.

Visited March 2013
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