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Address: 1525 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1098
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Set among towering structures.

If you find yourself in Lafayette Park take s walk across the street to this small unpretentious yellow church. Many Presidents have come here to find guidance and a little... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 2, 2016
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself in Lafayette Park take s walk across the street to this small unpretentious yellow church. Many Presidents have come here to find guidance and a little piece. It may work for you!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

Small church, visited by many presidents. They had a noon music performance that I couldn't attend, but was there to listen to the musicians practicing. Be sure to view Lincoln's pew, located in the back right of the church.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2015

This church is right in front of Lafayette park and then the white house. It is famous for being the church of several presidents. The interior is plain but filled with history.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

When visiting DC we always stay at a hotel close to the White House, which means we are close to this little gem. Small, with no obvious bells and whistles, but worth a quick stop and peek inside. My favorite part, the plaque that identifies the pew where President Lincoln would sit for worship. A wonderful piece of history.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Not gonna lie, I love that this church is yellow! Most presidents have worshipped here at one point or another. It's very close to the White House, so definitely worth stopping by to see it on your way to or from the White House. Go inside to learn more!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's a historical church where most presidents have attended because it is the one closest to the White House. Went there for Christmas Day service, which was sparsely attended. In contrast, the Washington Cathedral would be packed. Nice serene atmosphere here, except for one couple who decided their 1 or 2 year old should attend the service too. She was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great intimate historical church with a wonderful staff. This is probably the most often missed great site in DC. Easy location and the only "reserved" pew markers are those for presidents

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is billed out front as an Episcopal Protestant Church. While I don't know the various religions, this seemed like a smaller congregation that was having a service during the time of my visit. It is a quiet and less spectacular church that is located very close to the White House itself, which is why many Presidents have attended services... More 

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Chesley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Yes it's a historical church, just like a million others. Go for a service. The rector is a very liberal Hispanic. Excellent sermons combining jesus and kindness to the unfortunate. Obviously an episcopal church is not for the ultra conservative. We have gone several times on our stay in dc and never seen a president. But people are friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

I believe this is where President Obama attends church. The church is quite close to the White House Very simple, serene and contemplative interior . Commenced as a church in 1815 this is an extremely simple Protestant house of worship. Worth a visit for its background alone

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