Alexandria Christ Church Tours
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Feel the reverence of history and the weight of time at Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria, where visitors today sit in the same pews where George Washington and Robert E. Lee once worshipped. Commenced in 1767, Christ Church is a living testament to American history, and so is the site's cemetery, which memorializes 34 Confederate prisoners of war who perished in prison camps during the Civil War.
Christ Church measures a mere 60 feet by 50 feet, but despite its small size, the brick landmark looms large over the town and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. The church consists of the main worshiping space, galleries in the upper level, a tower and the cemetery. Today, there are still regular services and events, as well as a congregation of more than 2,000 members. Tradition has it that every new president visits Christ Church on Washington's birthday.
Christ Church is located in Old Town Alexandria, a short drive from Washington DC. Free docent-led tours are offered and last about 40 minutes. Christ Church is an active, operational church with regular Sunday services and special services throughout the year.
Address: 620 G St SE, Alexandria 20003, USA
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Alexandria Christ Church
Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Washington, DC on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. Travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's popular plantation in Virginia and one of the nation’s most beloved historic sites. Learn about his life and tour his home of more than 40 years. Then enjoy a guided bus trip around Old Town Alexandria. See the many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes, hear colorful stories about this founding father and discover little known facts about all the monuments, statues and buildings in the area.
Private Sightseeing Tours
Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Old Town Alexandria, Virginia on this 90-minute Civil War-era walking tour. See the many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes, hear colorful stories about its founding father and discover little known facts about all the monuments, statues and buildings in the area. Visit the historic mansion and gardens of the Carlyle House; Christ Church, where George Washington worshipped; the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop, now preserved as a museum and more. Any necessary entrance fees are included.
Visit George Washington’s historic home and estate with a 6-hour tour of Mount Vernon from Washington, D.C. Get a glimpse of the President’s life and work as you explore an elegant mansion furnished with period antiques and Washington’s personal belongings. Browse education exhibits at the onsite museum, and visit the tomb where George and Martha Washington were buried. Learn about the legacy of slavery at Mount Vernon in the slaves’ quarters, then tour the beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds before returning to D.C.
Explore Old town Alexandria with a professional photographer guide and learn new photo taking skills and tips. Experience the colonial town with a small group on a 1-hour walking tour and see historic sights and landmarks. Learn photography skills and tips designed specifically for smart phone photography, and bring home impressive photos as well as tools you can use daily to up your photography game.
Mt. Vernon is one of America's most historic and important sights, and this tour takes you right to the heart of the country estate that President George Washington called home. From Washington DC you'll cross the Potomac and enter the state of Virginia, and seemingly travel back in time as you wander the 18th Century mansion's spectacular rooms and gardens. In the comfort of a luxurious, climate controlled coach you'll also visit the boyhood home of General Robert E Lee, as well old town Alexandria where Washington worshiped and dined.
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What's the best way to experience Alexandria Christ Church?
The best ways to experience Alexandria Christ Church are:
- Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
- Private History of Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour
- Mount Vernon Day Tour from Washington DC
- Old Town Alexandria Smartphone Photography Tour
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