Pohick Church, previously known as Pohick Episcopal Church, is an Episcopal church in the community of Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Often called the "Mother Church of Northern Virginia," the church is notable for its association with important figures in early Virginian history such as George Washington and George Mason, both of whom served on its vestry.To visit Pohick Church and other attractions in Mount Vernon, use our Mount Vernon trip builder tool.
The present structure was completed in 1774 and underwent significant renovations beginning in 1874 and 1890. It is two stories tall with a hipped roof and modillioned cornice, with an interior of early Colonial Revival design. The church building was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1968 and National Register of Historic Places in 1969.
The church's archive includes the original vestry book of Truro Parish, dating to 1732; a 1761 prayer book imported by Washington; and the grave marker of Katherine Popkins, dated 1766, which is the lone surviving stone from the graveyard of the congregation's former location in Colchester. Charles Mason Remey had contracted a family mausoleum on the grounds in 1937, but "the Remeum" became the target of vandalism and was demolished beginning in 1973.
Create an itinerary including Pohick Church
Pohick Church reviews
I had passed this church numerous times but never visited the church until a few days ago when I attended a memorial service. The present church building, using George Washington’s plan, was... more »
The church allows visitors and has a very good visitors guide so be sure to go in. The store was not open when we were there. You can see the pews where George Washington and George Mason sat and the.... more »
First visit. Very informative. Clean enjoyed my visit.
Well maintained church. attended by both George Washington and George Mason.
Plan your trip to Mount Vernon
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Mount Vernon
Side trips from Mount Vernon
Trips to Pohick Church by other users
6 days in Boscawen & Mount Vernon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Boscawen Mount Vernon 32 days in Fairfax County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Springfield 10 days in Washington DC & Mount Vernon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Washington DC Mount Vernon 10 days in Washington DC & Mount Vernon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Washington DC Mount Vernon 3 days in Mount Vernon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Ford Orientation Center George Washington's Mount Vernon George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill 11 days in Paul Smiths & Burke BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Paul Smiths Burke