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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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Address: 815 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219-3409
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Worth it for the Windows

St. Paul's, located within walking distance of the Capitol Building, is worth a quick visit both for its historical significance as well as the beautiful stained glass windows... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

St. Paul's, located within walking distance of the Capitol Building, is worth a quick visit both for its historical significance as well as the beautiful stained glass windows inside. The boxes of both Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis are marked with plaques, but the real star of the show here are a series of stained glass windows made by... More 

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

I visited St. Paul's initially because I knew that my great grandparents worshiped there during the Civil War and I had heard that there was a stained glass window in honor of my ggrandfather. The church itself is filled with history and at times I will go and just sit and prayerfully think .............looking for inspiration and calmness. A must... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

I enjoyed attending mass here while I was away from home and was warmly received by the priest and lay persons

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is an historic church which was a popular house of worship for political figures. You can see the pews where Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis' families sat. There are also some beautiful Tiffany stained glass windows.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

it is right next to the Capitol and it is a very beautiful Church. We parked in the Garage and walked straight up to the Church.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were told about the amazing stained glass windows by the capitol building guide and are very glad we visited. The tiffany glass windows are stunning and the church is clearly very well maintained and cared for.

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Bristol, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 605 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our guide in the State Capitol urged us to visit St Paul's church nearby. We are glad that we did - it's a great example of open, welcoming church architecture, built some 150 years ago in the Greek Revival style. There are a considerable number of splendid stained glass windows, four of which are Tiffany designed glass. The whole atmosphere... More 

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Thank Chris H
Lewiston, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This church is across from the state capitol. I went to see the amazing Tiffany stained glass windows, but was also impressed by the overall beauty of the entire sanctuary. Both Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis attended this church.

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Leonard, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Beautiful church with the most amazing stained glass windows that I have ever seen. The organ on the top level is also great to see. The pews that Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis used are marked with plaques. The whole church is very accessible and well worth the visit.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

I found out a relative of mine was the lead soloist and choir director of St. Paul's Episcopal Church during the latter years of the Civil War, so during a recent visit to Richmond, I had to visit it. The church is across the street from the State Capital complex in downtown Richmond. Parking is available apparently during the week... More 

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