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Old Presbyterian Meeting House

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Address: 321 S. Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: +1 703-549-6670
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Nice old church - in good shape and worth the time to visit. I like old cemeteries and real historical sights and this has both.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
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Seattle WA
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Seattle WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Nice old church - in good shape and worth the time to visit. I like old cemeteries and real historical sights and this has both.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We went off the beaten path to find this charming little piece of history. We didn't make it inside but spent some time in the little cemetery behind the church. We paid our respects at the tomb of the unknown revolutionary soldier and pondered the stories of those buried there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We were there at 9am on a Friday and the inside wasn't open but that was fine by us. We really wanted to see the location and to go out back to see the Tomb of the Unknown for the Revolutionary War. How gorgeous! They say there are 300 people buried back there but it is so tiny that it... More 

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

See George Washington's church while visiting old town Alexandria! It is absolutely beautiful inside!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Old Presbyterian Meeting House is a thriving, living church within the walls of Alexandria history. Dating from 1773, it has had its ups & downs over the years, but currently is an active part of the Presbyterian church, complete with a thriving preschool community. Originally, the Scots were considered rebels by the English crown and weren't allowed a church... More 

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Earlysville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

A classic piece of history nestled in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. From the weathered vintage brick to the creaking pews & the antique smell of vintage woods etc. this is an enjoyable view into our founders past. The vintage pipe organ is really something & the grave yard in the church yard has many early citizens at rest.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Great historical location. Go to just hear the pews creak. Lovely natural lighting and even has the nostalgia aroma! A must see.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

The Meeting House is located on a quiet side street in Old Town. There are separate entrances for 'women' and 'men.' The interior is graceful and plain. What is more interesting is the graveyard behind the church where you will fine a tomb of an unknown Revolutionary Soldier. This too is quiet and plain but human in scale which makes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

The Meeting House is still in use today. I went to the church office and the secretary let me into the church so I could look around. The original church (built in 1775) burnt down in 1835 and the present structure was completed in 1837. It has the pews with doors, upper level that has the pipe organ, clear windows,... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

Liked: Beautiful grounds and location. Unchanged from when I attended back in the early 1960's. Disliked: Closed on week days.

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