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New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington DC

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church - Washington DC, District of Columbia
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
1313 New York Avenue North West, Washington, DC 20005Map
+1 202 393 3700
Neighborhood: Downtown

Established in 1793, this church has played an integral part in the lives of many political leaders. Several presidents and cabinet members regularly worshipped here including John Quincy Adams and Dwight Eisenhower. Abraham Lincoln came with his family throughout his presidency. The Lincoln Parlor displays the original hand-written draft of an 'Emancipation Document' from Lincoln to Congress suggesting a bill designed to free the slaves. New York Avenue Presbyterian Church played an active role in the Civil Rights movement; its members joined the March on Selma and worked with local organizations. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was often a guest preacher.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: McPherson Square
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