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We found the history at The Meeting House, as with most of Alexandria so interesting. The burial ground contains the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier which is worth a visit in itself. The burial ground was used prior to 1809 and although only a...More
Established before the American Revolution, this vibrant church is going strong. Interior is in the colonial manner (though the church burned down and was rebuilt); colonial Alexandria leaders in the rear burial ground, including the Unknown Soldier of the Revolutionary War. Welcoming congregation if you...More
Cemetery located in the back of the church through the iron gate. Probably the oldest cemetery I have ever visited. Amazing thinking about the history and people that are buried there. There are brochures in the cemetery that list some of the people buried there....More
As part of the Historical Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria you will enter the cemetary from the west. The Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier in on the north wall and is well marked as you stand by it.
Where the dead really do speak. We stumbled upon this 18th century burial ground on our way to a grocery store. Although cemetery records suggest that 300 burials are here, there are far fewer stones and many of their inscriptions are unreadable. But read of...More
We were not able to get inside, but still this was a wonderful place to stop and visit. There's a beautiful and peaceful cemetery in the back with the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier. Located on one of the many beautiful streets in...More
We went off the beaten path to find this charming little piece of history. We didn't make it inside but spent some time in the little cemetery behind the church. We paid our respects at the tomb of the unknown revolutionary soldier and pondered the...More
We were there at 9am on a Friday and the inside wasn't open but that was fine by us. We really wanted to see the location and to go out back to see the Tomb of the Unknown for the Revolutionary War. How gorgeous! They...More