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“Pre- Revolutionary War History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Historic Christ Church

Historic Christ Church
Route 646, Irvington, VA 22480
804-438-6855
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Irvington
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Dating from 1735, Christ Church is among America's most important examples of Georgian architecture.
Gloucester, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Pre- Revolutionary War History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

History at it's best. Visit the museum and then take the docent guided tour. Beautiful old church and grounds.
There's hasn't been a fee for the visit, but they ask for a donation. Well worth it.

Visited September 2012
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Orange County, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“History lessons at no charge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The church building is a great example of architecture from 1735, but the building is 10% of the value of this visit--the rest is the history of the people (i.e., King Carter) that shaped this part of Virginia and the entire state. You MUST have a docent guide you, and ask questions about the Anglican Church, the clergy, tobacco, slaves, etc., and you'll get a great history lesson for free.

Visited July 2013
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Scotch Plains,NJ
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12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Northern Neck Historical Site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is a historical site preserved though the dedication of many local supporters. The grounds are beautiful and it gives you a sense of the history of Northern Neck, VA going back to the days when this was a British colony.

Visited June 2013
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Swoope, Virginia
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“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This 1730s church is an architectural gem. Get a leaflet from the museum or a guided tour from a docent. Just don't miss this beautiful place.

Visited June 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Amazing Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I had been told about Christ Church without knowing that was what it is. nestled away in the woods, this is a remarkably well preserved and maintained 1700's church that during the summer Tourist Season continues to have Sunday services. The docents provide an added touch that goes beyond what the museum and a self-guided tour would present. Absolutely worth the visit.

Visited April 2013
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