St. John's Church, Church of the Presidents

St. John’s Church on Lafayette Square near the White House was built in 1816 and designed by U.S. Capitol architect Benjamin… read more

St. John’s Church on Lafayette Square near the White House was built in 1816 and designed by U.S. Capitol architect Benjamin Latrobe. St. John’s is known as the “Church of the Presidents,” because every president since James Madison has attended at least one service there. 

Historian and church member Richard Grimmett gave a tour of the national historic landmark. He talked about the history and traditions of the church, including the pews where U.S. presidents have sat and the prayer book signed by many presidents. Historical photographs and film clips were shown. close

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298414-1
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 19, 2011
Last Aired:
Jan 8, 2012

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  • Mar 19, 2011 | 11:11am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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