Washington Memorial Chapel - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 40° 06.274 W 075° 26.258
18T E 462700 N 4439455
Quick Description: The Chapel was built as a tribute to General George Washington and completed in 1917.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2011 4:02:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMAM0K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 9

Long Description:

The Chapel was built as a tribute to General George Washington. The inspiration for the Chapel resulted from a sermon preached by founder and first rector, The Reverend Dr. W. Herbert Burk, Norristown, PA. In June of 1903 the cornerstone was laid on private property donated to the Dr. Burk by the I. Heston Todd family. A small framed building preceded the present structure which became known as the "Theodore Roosevelt Chapel", in honor of President Roosevelt after his visit to the site and address in 1904. The Chapel was completed in 1917.

Designed by Milton B. Medary, Jr., the Chapel was erected for two purposes. It is the home of an active parish as well as a National Memorial to Washington, welcoming visitors from all over the world and serving as a wayside Chapel to those who visit Valley Forge National Historical Park.

The Chapel receives no government funds whatsoever and is entirely supported by contributions from members and visitors.


Weekly Services:

Sunday 8:00 am & 10:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Wednesday 10:00 am – Rector's Forum
Saturday 5:00 pm – Holy Eucharist

Public Visitation:

Monday -Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Special Programs:

Washington’s Birthday Celebration Sunday, February 19, 11:15 a.m.

Phone:

610-783-0120

Website:

Visit the Washington Memorial Chapel's website at http://www.washingtonmemorialchapel.org/

Type of building where window is located: Church

Address:
Route 23
Valley Forge, PA USA
19481


Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: 365 Days a year - See long description

Hours of Operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Visit Instructions:
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