Waddell Memorial Presbyterian Church


Waddell Memorial Presbyterian Church

  • 7133 Rapidan Road
    Rapidan, Virginia 22733
  • 540-672-0334
  • The Sanctuary is open to the public during daylight hours, contact church before visiting

Built in 1874, Waddell Memorial Presbyterian Church is a wonderful example of Carpenter's Gothic architecture. The country church was named in honor of James Waddell, a local blind preacher and key player in the battle for religious tolerance during Colonial times. J. B. Danforth, an amateur architect, designed the church. The church possesses a tracing of Danforth's drawings by the Richmond carpenter-architect John Gibson, who presumably worked on the building. The design called for a steeple that was not included in the finished work.


  •  Free Admission
  •  Free Parking
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Takes Reservations
  •  Public Restrooms