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757-722-2567                              Fax:       757-722-0641
100 West Queens Way, Hampton, VA  23669

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Established in 1610, St. John's is the oldest continuous English-speaking parish in the United States. Since 1728, the church has been at its present site on lovely Queens Way; it is the only building standing today that survived the town's burning during the Civil War.

A recorded message introduces visitors to the church and its features, including a stained-glass window depicting the baptism of Pocahontas. “The 1618 Communion Silver is used today on special occasions and has the longest history of use of any English church sliver in the US.

A small museum in the Parish Hall holds a “Breeches” Bible from 1599 and other colonial-era artifacts.” If you like old stories and beautiful headstones, the church's graveyard is fascinating too.

PARKING:  4 designated accessible parking spaces, located adjacent to church and parish hall.  Accessible space 9 ft. wide.  Ramps well marked.  RV parking.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:  Brick.  Paths  accessible to persons with mobility disabilities.  Length of paths 25 ft. to church ramp.  42 ft. from church ramp to parish house ramp.  Wooden ramp in rear of parish house.

ENTRANCE:  West door near parking - south door not  accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.  Ramps provided.  Double entry doors, 32 in. wide, easily open out with round handle located 34 in. above floor.  Handrails.  Ramp to North door.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  In parish hall.  Available without steps.  No turns to enter.  Wheelchair accessible stalls with handrails.  19 in. toilet seat height, 30 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 31 in.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Unisex or companion assisted rest rooms available.  Rest rooms identified by wheelchair symbol - one big room.

For guests with hearing disabilities:  Signing interpreters available with advance notice.  Assistive Listening System available.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  St. Johns Church is an active Episcopal Church.  Guides available by appointment.  We are open to the public daily from 9 to 3, and Sat 9 to Noon.  Special times may be arranged.


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