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“Steeped in history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery

Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery
Charles Town, WV
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Charles Town
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: The cemetery is the burial site for nearly 80 members of George Washington's family.
Washington DC
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170 reviews 170 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Steeped in history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The cemetery is worth a trip to discover the many family members of our founding father, and to puzzle out why so many descendants are also named George!

Visited September 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Walking through history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

It was a lovely stroll though the cemetery. We went both at day and night. The walkways are treacherous at night, but with caution and a light it was doable. A lovely quiet neighborhood to walk through with fabulous old architecture to enjoy.

Visited June 2013
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Buford, Georgia
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“Great Cemetery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

A lot of George Washington's relatives are buried here. This includes several named after him!. Very old cemetery with ornate headstones. We were unable to tour the Episcopal Church but the stained glass windows are awe inspiring.

Visited April 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fascinating history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you like cemeteries and history this is the place for you. A large portion of the cemetery is dedicated to the Washington family. Charles Washington - George's brother - who the town is named after and his descendants are buried there as are a lot of other distinguished Americans. Walking through the cemetery is a walk through history.
It is easy to find the cemetery - just a block off the main street.

Visited March 2013
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Historic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

LOTS of history is buried in this cemetary. Walkways are very uneven brick from tree roots and old facility.

Visited July 2012
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