Just up the street from what is now the General Lafayette Inn, the Marquis climbed the steeple of Saint Peter’s Church. As the story goes, this vantage point gave him the ability to see his escape route.
The original church, founded in 1752, is long gone, but the cemetery is home to some very old and largely illegible gravestones. After learning about Lafayette and thinking of the struggles of the Continental Soldiers during the American Revolution, it can be a haunting and somewhat sobering experience to pass through this cemetery and see the colonial flags that assumingly mark the final resting place of a brave someone who served during the War of Independence.
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