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“Ghost of Abe Lincoln might be here, so avoid it!”
Review of St. John's Church

St. John's Church
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Half-day Washington DC Sightseeing Tour by Coach
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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349 reviews
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“Ghost of Abe Lincoln might be here, so avoid it!”
Reviewed 14 January 2012

Just kidding! This old historic church founded by Hugenots across from the White House at Lafayette Square is worth visiting and attending a service there. The lunch time service is especially sweet. This church is a member of The Episcopal Church, so be warned.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“The President's church”
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Across the street from the White House. Nice and small. Every president stops here -- why not you?

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Chicago, Illinois
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“A Spiritual and Classical Music Treasure”
Reviewed 25 October 2011

My wife and I visit this pleasant church often when we are in DC. It is not only the "President's Church" (both Bushes and Obama have chosen to attend on different dates we have visited), but the parish house used to be the British embassy. The music presented here is nothing short of astounding. Organ, instruments, and probably the most professional church choir we have ever heard. The architecture is traditional, but suggestive of a beautiful gem. We came on a July 4th, where the Battle Hymn of the Republic was performed. It was a wonderful patriotic and spiritual moment I will always remember. A finer and more personal experience than the National Cathedral.

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124 reviews
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“Little-Known Gem”
Reviewed 9 October 2011

Every President since James Madison has attended services at St. John’s Church and has sat in the Presidents Pew. This is a beautiful church just north of the White House. We stood at Lincoln’s Pew in the back of the Church and tried to image him walking from the White House, across the park, and sneaking into the service.

Visited August 2011
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“Island of serenity 1 block from The White House”
Reviewed 23 September 2011

My church group took a tour of washington, D.C., in late September (off-season). This is an island of serenity 1 block across President's Park from The White House. Every President has worshiped at this house of worship. This is a great place for prayer or mediation. Step back in time to a simplier time with no distractions. This house of worship is open to the public, except for special occassions.

Visited September 2011
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