10 DC Family Field Trips of Unitarian Universalist Sites or UU artifacts

Whether you are there specifically to see UU artifacts or going for another reason, one good way to help your children solidify their identity as UUs is to point out the many places that UUs have left their mark in Washington DC. Here are some examples you may not know about:


Library of Congress

See: Letter from the Rev. William Adam, a Baptist missionary in India, to his brother in Great Britain, in defense of his own conversion to Unitarianism.; many beautiful photos of Unitarian Universalist churches

The Museum of the African American

See : An Address Delivered Before a Meeting of the Members and Friends of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society During the Annual Fair
William Henry Furness was the Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia and a prominent abolitionist whose home was used as a station on the Underground Railroad

Universalist Memorial National Church

Sewell-Belmont House and Museum

See: A banner made by the National Women’s party in 1933 to honor Olympia Brown, Unitarian minister and voting rights advocate.

National Portrait Gallery

See: A portrait of early Universalist Religious Educator Judith Sargent Murray, wife of Rev. John Murray, friend of President John Adams.

Madame Toussaud’s Wax Museum

See: Wax figures of Unitarian Presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Millard Fillmore, William Howard Taft


American History Museum

See: America on the Move exhibit, including the description of how the Social Action Committee of the Park Forest Unitarian Church worked to support suburban integration.


The Washington Ethical Society

All Souls Unitarian Church


Arlington National Cemetery

See: Graves of Unitarian Universalist soldiers, marked with this symbol.