This sturdy redbrick Georgian-style church, in continuous use since 1773, would be an important national landmark even if its two most distinguished members were not George Washington and Robert E. Lee. Washington and other early members fomented revolution in the churchyard, and Lee was offered command of Virginia's army here during the Civil War. You can sit in their family pews. There have, of course, been many changes since Washington's day, but for the most part, the original structure remains, including the handblown glass in the windows. The bell tower, church bell, galleries, and organ were added by the early 1800s, the "wineglass" pulpit in 1891. The Old Parish Hall now houses a gift shop and an exhibit on the history of the church. Do walk in the weathered graveyard, Alexandria's first and only burial ground until 1805.