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St. John’s Church Tours

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St. John’s Church
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.
Address: 1525 H St NW, Washington DC 20005, USA
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In God We Trust Tour

In God We Trust Tour

Our "In God We Trust Tour" is great for church groups, faith-based academies, and/or individuals seeking to understand the history behind the religious roots of the United States of America. This tour will help explain how faith was intertwined and helped establish the founding of U.S. government and how it has greatly impacted our culture through the decades.
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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