Original hand-lettered tablet. Painted by Col. James Wren, who made the architectural drawings and specifications for the building, the tablets have never been retouched. The background, originally white, has mellowed to the present burnished gold. True American folk art.
George Washington sat here. Washington once bought and later rented a pew in Christ Church and attended services when in Alexandria. His pew is the only pew preserved in its original configuration.
Robert E. Lee married Washington's step-great granddaughter, Mary Custis, and attended Christ Church throughout his life when in the area. His plaque is one of the only ones where you see the middle name "Edward" spelled out in full.
The wonky chandelier dates from 1817 and originally hung in the center of the church. It must have been serene with just candles.