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St. John's Church

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Address: 1525 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1098
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Historic Church near White House

St. John's Church is an historic landmark in Washington D.C. It is located at the corner of 16 Street and H Street and is a few minutes walk to Pennsylvania Avenue to view the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 February 2017
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

St. John's Church is an historic landmark in Washington D.C. It is located at the corner of 16 Street and H Street and is a few minutes walk to Pennsylvania Avenue to view the White House. According to the information posted; every president since President Franklin D. Roosevelt attended the Inauguration service. Visitors to view the White House should add... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself in Lafayette Park take s walk across the street to this small unpretentious yellow church. Many Presidents have come here to find guidance and a little piece. It may work for you!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Small church, visited by many presidents. They had a noon music performance that I couldn't attend, but was there to listen to the musicians practicing. Be sure to view Lincoln's pew, located in the back right of the church.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

This church is right in front of Lafayette park and then the white house. It is famous for being the church of several presidents. The interior is plain but filled with history.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

When visiting DC we always stay at a hotel close to the White House, which means we are close to this little gem. Small, with no obvious bells and whistles, but worth a quick stop and peek inside. My favorite part, the plaque that identifies the pew where President Lincoln would sit for worship. A wonderful piece of history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Not gonna lie, I love that this church is yellow! Most presidents have worshipped here at one point or another. It's very close to the White House, so definitely worth stopping by to see it on your way to or from the White House. Go inside to learn more!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

It's a historical church where most presidents have attended because it is the one closest to the White House. Went there for Christmas Day service, which was sparsely attended. In contrast, the Washington Cathedral would be packed. Nice serene atmosphere here, except for one couple who decided their 1 or 2 year old should attend the service too. She was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Great intimate historical church with a wonderful staff. This is probably the most often missed great site in DC. Easy location and the only "reserved" pew markers are those for presidents

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

This is billed out front as an Episcopal Protestant Church. While I don't know the various religions, this seemed like a smaller congregation that was having a service during the time of my visit. It is a quiet and less spectacular church that is located very close to the White House itself, which is why many Presidents have attended services... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Yes it's a historical church, just like a million others. Go for a service. The rector is a very liberal Hispanic. Excellent sermons combining jesus and kindness to the unfortunate. Obviously an episcopal church is not for the ultra conservative. We have gone several times on our stay in dc and never seen a president. But people are friendly and... More 

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