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“Great Historic Site”

Alexandria's Christ Church
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Ranked #5 of 92 things to do in Alexandria
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

If you're visiting Old Town Alexandria, Christ Church is a must see. one of the oldest churches in Alexandria City, Christ Church was the place were George Washington worshiped: he "owned" the first pew. Other fathers and leaders of a young United States, such as Harry "Lighthorse" Lee and Robert E. Lee were also congregants.

The cemetary outside the Church is the final resting place of over 700 people, most of whom the identities are lost to history. Most significantly, the cemetary is the resting place to 34 Confederate soldiers buried in a single grave. These soldiers were dis-interred from Alexandria National Cemetary and re-interred at Christ Church. It was believed inappropriate to have Confederate soliders buried in the same place as Union soldiers.

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Was disappointed upon finding that the church itself was closed in the middle of the day on a weekday, but the surrounding garden and cemetery were beautiful and serene and made for a very pleasant resting spot. The grounds are only a block or so off the main drag of King street, and can easily be reached as part of a leisurely stroll through Old Town.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

The exterior is not the experience. Go inside, see and hear history of the way it was and more.

There is so much to be appreciated of the way it was and the details of importance of this church.

Don't miss this opportunity, If it's not yet open... come back when it is. You will be rewarded.

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is the church of George Washington! Must visit! It is so interesting to visit! We were lucky to meet a lady, member of the church, that told us many facts from history. We saw the gardens and graves.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We were fortunate enough to get a brief tour of the sanctuary with Eleanor. She was interesting and informative. Just right for my middle school kids. It is not a large place, but many dignitaries have attended a service here. George and Martha Washingtons pew box still stands the way it did when they attended services. It is well worth the stop.

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