4. St. Paul’s Chapel Has Been Visited by 6 United States Presidents

Along with George Washington, five more United States presidents have graced the grounds of St. Paul’s Chapel. James Madison (the 5th POTUS) once paid a visit as well; however, he was not yet president at the time, but a member of congress during Washington’s inaugural service. As it turns out, only three other reigning presidents have ever visited St. Paul’s Chapel: Benjamin Harrison in 1889 and George H. W. Bush exactly 100 years later in 1989, and then George W. Bush in 2006.

Harrison, along with former presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and Grover Cleveland (rounding out our list of six presidents), came to St. Paul’s for the Washington Centennial on April 30, 1889, and then Bush senior for the bicentenary 100 years later.