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Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-925-0616
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Learn some black history on vacation

It was important for me to take in some black history on our trip to Philadelphia. I thought the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Noelle B
Boulder, CO
Glory to God

This historic church and museum are unique. It reflects the strength and perseverance of African... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The site of this church, the mother church of the African Methodist Episcopal order, is the oldest tract of land continuously owned by blacks in the U.S. Theres a small museum to A.M.E. founder Richard Allen below the church.
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3 Apr 2017
“Learn some black history on vacation”
22 Aug 2016
“Glory to God”
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
+1 215-925-0616
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

It was important for me to take in some black history on our trip to Philadelphia. I thought the Liberty Bell exhibit did a good job of weaving the stories of slaves and civil rights leaders in the quest for liberty. But if you want...More

Thank Noelle B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This historic church and museum are unique. It reflects the strength and perseverance of African Americans. The interior of the church shows the influence of many of its Masonic members. A statue of its founder Richard Allen was recently dedicated. Building bricks were donated by...More

Thank Cooperu
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I am so thankful to my ancestors for their courageous walk and for their Faith in God. This experience seeing first hand Mother Bethel has inspired me to do more than what I've been doing and to be more for my children' children. I am...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Me and my family worshiped at Mother Bethel. The service was phenomenal. The members were very warm and to know the history of Mother Bethel gave me a sense of pride.

Thank mag1215
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We received a tour from an outstanding guide, Mr. Allen. He was from New York. My tour partner and he shared a similar NY background. My partner is writing a novel and Mr. Allen gave a phenomenal tour of Mother Bethel and its history. It...More

Thank Josulyn E
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Simply stunning church! Captivating from the street. Gorgeous architecture including stained glass windows and bell tower.

Thank lisahelmuth
Reviewed 4 November 2014

As a lifelong AME, I couldn't visit Philadelphia and not take a tour of Mother Bethel. Although the website indicates how to schedule a tour of the museum, you don't have to do so. Try to arrive before 2 p.m. (the museum closes at 3),...More

Thank TZBCape
Reviewed 22 September 2014

The Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) Church is not highly publicised as a place to go while in Philadelphia but all I can say is that it is a MUST! We had managed to find a few articles on-line and a small mention...More

Thank KMAnonymous
Reviewed 3 January 2014

So much history in such a small place! The history of our nation runs thru Mother Bethel! Just walk in and get a free tour. If you visit on Saturday, ask for Crawford Wilson. This church is not JUST Black history, It is Philadelphia history...More

Thank Philly-In-Durham
Reviewed 21 July 2012

I learned about Richard Allen over 20 years ago while in school. I went on the Philadelphia African American Tour, and this stop was included. It was amazing. Charlene, the tour guide, was very thorough with providing the history. To my surprise, Richard and Sarah...More

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