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Washington Memorial Chapel

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Address: Rt 23, Valley Forge, PA 19481
Phone Number: 610-783-0120
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This small place of worship is famous for its stained glass window...

This small place of worship is famous for its stained glass window depicting George Washington at prayer.

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Do Not Skip This On Your Visit

My friends and I went on a private tour of the park. The tour ran later than anticipated and our guide suggested that we stop. We did and were glad we did. The stained glass is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
joanz359
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Philadelphia, Pa
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this church on the Valley Forge tour. It is still an active parish. It was a pretty church but the DAR vibe was so strong it was a little off-putting. You almost felt that George Washington was a diety instead of being a general and politician. We ate in the log cabin in the rear, which was ok.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I went on a private tour of the park. The tour ran later than anticipated and our guide suggested that we stop. We did and were glad we did. The stained glass is remarkable to see and the way that the chapel and altar were constructed to pay tribute to the Thirteen Colonies. In fact, we spent... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though it's on the driving tour for Valley Forge, the fact that a private organization such as this allows such access to a thoroughly impressive chapel is a gift to all who visit. The stain glass windows of both Christian and American history is reason enough to stop in. There was a very kind gentleman with a wealth of knowledge... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I would recommend stopping by this chapel. Its location is along the side of Route 23 (a little off the main Valley Forge National Park Path). There is also a gift shop for souvenirs. The chapel, courtyard, and stained glass are stunning.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Behind the Washington Memorial Chapel is the Cabin Shop which we were told served good food. So after a visit to the ornate memorial chapel and a visit to the book sale run by volunteers at the back, we moved to the Cabin Shop. The log cabin has some touristy items and some local crafts as well as a small... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We stopped here with our guide... so we got a lot more background. If we just stopped ourselves it would have still been worthwhile but would have missed a lot of the meaning of the architecture, sculptures, carvings, flags, emblems, etc.

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

It's not really as old as Washington, but it's an old church with a wonderful history. Just don't wait until closing time to visit like we did!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The bell tower is magnificent, wonderful stonework touches. There was a prayer vigil going on in the chapel, so we didn't go all the way down to the altar which has some amazing stained glass behind it. The stained glass window near the entrance was quite viewable and lovely, depicting George Washington and local scenes.

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Thank Ellyn T
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The church and surrounding area is beautiful. Definitely worth a stop if you do the Valley Forge driving tour.

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

If you visit Valley Forge National Historic Park, make sure to visit the Washington Chapel. The architecture, decorations, and stained glass windows are amazing. The Chapel is open daily from 10 to 5, but on weekends they may have weddings booked or special events planned so check the Events section of their website. In the basement of the chapel is... More 

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