Historic Aquia Church in Stafford one of the oldest active churches in America. Tours available by

The Historic Aquia Episcopal Church is one of the oldest active colonial churches still in operation in America today, and is designated a National Historic Landmark.  Built between 1751-1757, Aquia Church is noted for its three-tiered wooden pulpit and Aquia stone trim. The other unique thing about the architecture of the church is the apse designed from an Orthodox cross rather than a more traditional Christian cross.

Visitors travel from around the world to study the hand-painted calligraphy on wood behind the altar, displaying The Lord's Prayer and The Ten Commandments.  The church survived three wars  - the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War - burying its original silver church communion set on several occasions - which it still possesses today.

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