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1525 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1098
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+1 202-347-8766
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Both a historic site and an active house of worship, St Johns is an oasis of calm and reflection on the heart of the Executive Branch of the US government.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

This was our second visit to DC and we had to visit this great old church again. It is located across Lafayette Square from the White House. Every sitting president has attended the church at least once since it was built in 1816, starting with...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

It's an Episcopal church that has been around since October 1816. There's a lot of history within this church. Every President since James Madison has attended this church at least one time while serving in office. Supposedly Madison's rented pew was actually Pew 28, but...More

Thank KarenV87
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We enjoyed the church, the stained glass windows, and the service. It was Palm Sunday, so there were plenty of palm branches.

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We were not able to attend a service here, but enjoyed stopping in for a quick visit to soak in the historical significance of this beautiful small church.

Thank northriver9
Reviewed 30 September 2017

On the north side of Lafayette Square across from the White House, this church deserves a visit. Dating from the early 19th century, the outside is yellow trimmed in white, while the inside features dark pews with dark-rose cushions. The interior is rather plain, but...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

I was in DC in February and had been to the Cathedral several times so I found this church next to the White House. It was a great place to visit with its cozy feel and Presidential history. Every President since it opened had attended...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I was privileged to visit St. John's 9:00 service on Palm Sunday. The music was absolutely breathtaking. We enjoyed worshipping in the historic church. The congregation was friendly and welcoming. The church is beautiful and filled with history. A prayer for the President was delivered...More

1  Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is a small church across the park from the White House. It is pretty small and I didn't find it all that interesting. Overall, not really worth going out of the way to see.

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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...More

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28 May 2018|
Response from Bruce F | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the W Washington DC Hotel, 515 15th St. NW. It was very comfortable, though a bit pricey.