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  • Address: 1525 H St NW, Washington DC 20005, USA

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St. John’s Church Tours

This historic Episcopal church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the British-born architect of the U.S. Capitol Building. Called the “Church of the Presidents” for having hosted every president since James Madison in its pews, this Neoclassical place of worship was the second structure built on Lafayette Square – after the White House.

Completed in 1816, St. John’s features dozens of intricate stained-glass windows, as well as a wooden steeple with an almost-1,000-pound bell cast by Paul Revere's son, Joseph, at his Boston foundry in 1822; reminiscent of Revere’s bell during the American Revolution, St. John’s bell once served as an alarm for the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Street parking is available around the Lafayette Square area, and the Metrorail’s McPherson Square station (serving the Orange and Blue Lines) is nearby.

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Lincoln Walking Tour in Washington DC

Hear the story of President Lincoln's assassination during this 2-hour shared walking tour in Washington DC. Your guide will share historical photographs and ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00

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