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St. Ignatius Church Review

Built in 1758, this beautiful church—one of the most beautiful in Maryland—is all that survives of a prerevolutionary plantation. In addition to stunning stained-glass windows, parishioners have adorned each kneeler with scenes from Maryland culture. The adjacent graveyard, one of the oldest in the United States, is a history in stone of the families of the church and the region. Several veterans of the Revolution are buried here, alongside Jesuit priests who served here. A stop here is well worth a detour. To see inside the church, ask for the key at the sentry box of the naval installation next door.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Villa Rd. off Rte. 5, St. Inigoes, MD, 20677
  • Phone: 301/872–5590
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Point Lookout State Park

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