Pohick Church
Pohick Church
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
What people are saying
ITRT
By ITRT
Church Attended By George Washington, George Mason and George William Fairfax
5.0 of 5 bubblesFeb 2020
I had passed this church numerous times but never visited the church until a few days ago when I attended a memorial service. The present church building, using George Washington’s plan, was completed in 1774. The original interior of the church was destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War who wanted souvenirs of “Washington’s Church”. Pew boxes common during colonial times are in use to this day. Upon entering the church, you will see a baptismal font. It is believed it was originally used as a mortar for a monastery kitchen in England that was closed during the Reformation. Artifacts such as this were shipped to the colonies for liturgical use. Behind the baptismal font you will find the pulpit, canopy and seats in an enclosed box. Under the pulpit is the burial site of the last rector Rev. Lee Massey. The church has the colonial design of pew boxes. Those who could afford it bought pews for their families while some were set aside for people who couldn't afford to pay for them. The altar area has three large pieces containing the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments. In the courtyard is a monument dedicated to all the unknown dead who were buried prior to the Civil War. A cemetery on the grounds is open from sunrise to sunset daily and is open to the public. Trivia: Parson Weems, who was known for the story of George Washington and the cherry tree, was once a preacher at Pohick Church.

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Melodie S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Great way to learn some history in it's natural setting. Docent tours are offered on the first Saturday of each month from 1 - 3 p.m. Docent volunteer was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.
The church itself is still in use as a parish church, so this is living history! Interesting to see the architecture and furnishings (all restored since the Civil War destruction of the church interior) as they would have appeared when this was George and Martha Washington's home church.
The gift shop volunteer was kind and helpful. The adjacent cemetery reminds one of one's own fleeting place in history.
The tours are free but please do come prepared to make a donation, I imagine the upkeep on this piece of our history is not cheap.
Written 3 September 2022
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Virginia38,600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I had passed this church numerous times but never visited the church until a few days ago when I attended a memorial service. The present church building, using George Washington’s plan, was completed in 1774. The original interior of the church was destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War who wanted souvenirs of “Washington’s Church”. Pew boxes common during colonial times are in use to this day. Upon entering the church, you will see a baptismal font. It is believed it was originally used as a mortar for a monastery kitchen in England that was closed during the Reformation. Artifacts such as this were shipped to the colonies for liturgical use. Behind the baptismal font you will find the pulpit, canopy and seats in an enclosed box. Under the pulpit is the burial site of the last rector Rev. Lee Massey. The church has the colonial design of pew boxes. Those who could afford it bought pews for their families while some were set aside for people who couldn't afford to pay for them. The altar area has three large pieces containing the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments. In the courtyard is a monument dedicated to all the unknown dead who were buried prior to the Civil War. A cemetery on the grounds is open from sunrise to sunset daily and is open to the public. Trivia: Parson Weems, who was known for the story of George Washington and the cherry tree, was once a preacher at Pohick Church.
Written 28 February 2020
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esprouls47
Wadesville, IN139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
The church allows visitors and has a very good visitors guide so be sure to go in. The store was not open when we were there. You can see the pews where George Washington and George Mason sat and the baptismal basin that was stolen by the Yankees and recovered. Very beautiful inside.
Written 1 September 2019
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KenRVa
Alexandria, VA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Free tours are given by trained docents at Pohick Church the first Saturday of every month from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sorry I should have included that in my previous review.
Written 25 February 2019
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KenRVa
Alexandria, VA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
Despite Brion B.'s "Chicken" review below, Pohick Church has not removed George Washington's plaque from his family box pew, nor those of Vestrymen George Mason or George William Fairfax. I believe he is confusing Pohick, George Washington's original church, with Christ Church in Alexandria, which he attended later after his Presidency. Christ Church has removed the plaques for both George Washington and Robert E. Lee. But George Washington is still greatly celebrated at Pohick. Informative free tours are offered on Saturdays from 1-3, and after services on Sundays. This beautiful colonial church has a fascinating history from colonial times through the Civil War to today.
Written 3 September 2018
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Paul G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Regardless of what the previous writer said, you can see exactly where George Mason, George Washington and many other notable members of the community sat as members of the church. The tours are highly informative and provided by a polished staff of volunteers. Like Gunston Hall, Pohic Episcopal Church is an excellent sight to see. They're also not exorbitantly priced, like Mt Vernon is.
Written 11 July 2018
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live4him97
Lumberton, Tx46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
On our way to Mt. Vernon we noticed Pohick church. On our way out we stopped and viewed the church. It was beautiful, and I was nicely surprised to find out that George Washington helped build this church. It wasn’t busy so we were able to take our time viewing it.
Written 18 May 2018
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travel7continents
Norfolk, VA1,451 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
At least 30 years ago, we stopped at this church to read the Virginia Roadside Markers visible from the road.The church was unlocked and a church member gave us a tour. When we visited recently,we found the church was locked.This church was occupied by a unit of the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war the membership repaired it and returned to worship.The church was built between 1769 and 1774. Virginia was still a British colony. George Washington, George Fairfax (the county is named Fairfax County) and George Mason( of Gunston Hall and writer of the Virginia Bill of Rights) were serving on the vestry when the church was built. The most fascinating part of the church is the graveyard, filled with very old and also recent graves. A sign lists the men buried there who fought in the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812. If you have an appreciation for history and can behave respectfully, you might want to visit.
Written 18 April 2018
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Brion B
Woodbridge, VA96 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Too afraid to stand up to activist dribble, the church has now removed markers indicating George Washington's place in the congregation. There was never anyone present to answer questions anyway, so I suppose it doesn't matter.
Written 4 March 2018
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Barb H
Myrtle Beach, SC603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Wonderfully kept up church dating back to George & Martha Washington (Mt Vernon is only a couple of miles away). Church looks like it did in colonial days (with the addition of modern conveniences) and you can get an audio tour of the historic part of this still-active Episcopal church. Worth a stop!
Written 16 August 2017
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