Alexandria Christ Church
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Alexandria Christ Church
Alexandria Christ Church

Alexandria Christ Church

Free admission
620 G St SE, Alexandria, USA, 20003

The basics

Christ Church measures a mere 60 feet by 50 feet (18 meters by 15 meters), however, 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 on 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. Guided walking tours of Old Town Alexandria, as well as some day trips from Washington DC, typically include a stop at the church. Also, free docent-led tours are offered.

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Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon Tour
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Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon Tour
USD84.00 per adult
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My family and I loved this tour. The guide and driver were friendly, fun, professional and had lots of interesting information to share. We were so excited to visit Mount Vernon and walk the beautiful grounds.
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Things to know before you go

  • Christ Church is an active, operational church with regular Sunday services and special services throughout the year.
  • There is an on-site gift shop that sells both religious and secular items including books, greeting cards, and more.
  • Travelers say the church offers a welcome respite thanks to its peaceful interior.
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How to get there

Christ Church is located in Old Town Alexandria, a short drive from Washington DC. Take the Metrorail’s yellow or blue lines from DC to the King St-Old Town station, located on King Street in Alexandria. In town, use the DASH bus service, which connects to Metrorail and Metrobus stops. There is also the free King Street Trolley, which stops at the Metrorail station.

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Trip ideas

When to get there

Docent-led tours take place throughout the week. Check before your visit for up-to-date tour times. In addition to this, there are multiple Sunday services, and morning and afternoon prayer services during the week. Before and during Advent and Lent, special quiet days with brief presentations, prayer, and worship take place.

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Mount Vernon

Day trips from Washington DC sometimes include a stop at Christ Church in Alexandria, along with a visit to Mount Vernon, George Washington's sprawling plantation, which is less than 20 minutes away by car from Alexandria. Here, explore the historic estate that includes a 23-room mansion, gardens, a distillery, and an education center with interactive displays.

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