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Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, Christ Church

During a spring break to Virginia I walked around Old Town Alexandria and enjoyed a tour of Christ Church of Alexandria. The church is one of the oldest in the country. According to the web site for the church the church was designed by James Wren in the colonial Georgian style. John Carlyle completed the church in 1773. In the 1700s parishioners bought their pews as did George Washington and Robert E. Lee. Later many U.S. Presidents worshipped there.