Trinity’s beginnings can be traced to Arlington Chapel, a chapel for slaves erected on the Arlington estate in the early 1800s by George Washington Parke Custis, adopted son of our first president. An old map establishes that the chapel was near the southwest corner of what is now Arlington National Cemetery, a mile from Trinity’s present location. Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) furnished supply persons to the Chapel. Each Sunday afternoon for many years a student from the Seminary would make the eight-mile ride on horseback to preach at the Chapel.
Please note that visitors can only view the exterior of this attraction.