Street Address
321 South Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Mailing Address
316 S. Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
phone: 703-549-6670
fax: 703-549-9425
e-mail: opmh@opmh.org
web: www.opmh.org
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Gary Charles, Pastor

Description

The Old Presbyterian Meeting House (or OPMH as we call it) is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) with over 1,000 members. We are an historic congregation dedicated to growing in faith and serving the Lord not only in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia but all around the world.

History

The Old Presbyterian Meeting House is a historical heritage of the past and a living body of the present. Those who enter the sanctuary will feel a sense of communion with its founders and the historical figures associated with it. The church's history reaches back more than two hundred years. It begins with the movement of Scottish and Scotch-Irish settlers to the Alexandria area in the eighteenth century. Soon creating a position for themselves, primarily as merchants and sea traders, they took a prominent part in founding the town and a leading role in forming the Presbyterian church of the new community