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Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge

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#42 of 115 in Historic Sites in Pennsylvania
Religious Site Historic Site
Built in 1903 as a wayside chapel for prayer and reflection for those who visit Valley Forge, the Chapel is a vibrant home for a faithful congregation of the Episcopal Church, part of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Each year its Gothic Revival architecture, stained glass windows and interior furnishings, coupled with its congregation’s religious and patriotic mission, continue to attract and inspire many thousands of visitors.
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  • Their stained glass windows were breathtaking! They have a quant little cafe in the back. Must stop while you are at Valley Forge.  more »
  • This a part of the Valley Forge Tour experience. It was the delightful last stop on the circuit. The detail is remarkable.  more »
  • Part of many stops on the Valley Forge car tour. Gorgeous Episcopal church that honors and memorializes all of the Valley Forge participants.  more »
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  • The Washington Memorial Chapel is a gem of a place, situated on an enclave of privately-owned land within the Valley Forge battlefield. This chapel is the home of an active parish of the Episcopal Church, with multiple services weekly. A lot of the iconography is understandably oriented towards Washington and other military figures, but not exclusively. There is also a campanile with a full peal of bells. Don't miss the cannons mounted outside!
  • The history of the American Revolution and Washington's life are told in the stained glass windows.
  • They did a great job building this chapel. It really embraces the history of the area.
  • A beautiful chapel to see if you're in Valley Forge; the architecture and stained glass is breathtaking! Stop in the gift shop and look for the Spirit Bars if you're taking the trail around the parade, they're amazing!
  • Beautiful old church, rich in history and culture. We spent about 20 minutes or so there on an unrelated trip down to the Valley Forge area. Well worth the visit.

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