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Georgetown University Dalghren Chapel Quad, Washington DC

This quadrangle was the original land purchase upon the founding of the university.

This quadrangle was the original land purchase upon the founding of the university. The chapel (1893) at the south end, beautiful inside and out, is best known to the world for its role in the Exorcist, where the priests discovered the defaced statue of the Virgin Mary. The oldest building on the quad is Old North (1795) on the north side, from which Abraham Lincoln gave his speech in 1861 to Union soldiers stationed here. The best time to visit is undoubtedly at the end of the cherry blossom season, when the petals are beginning to fall throughout the quad.


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About Georgetown University Dalghren Chapel Quad

 Washington, DC 20007, USA

 +1 202-687-4300

Georgetown University Dalghren Chapel Quad and Nearby Sights on Map

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