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Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-925-0616
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We really thought it was an undervalued landmark. Seeing what the church was and what it stood for... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2017
rawband
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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 April 4, 2017
Noelle B
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Boulder, CO
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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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Sep 30, 2017
“Important”
Apr 3, 2017
“Learn some black history on vacation”
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We really thought it was an undervalued landmark. Seeing what the church was and what it stood for was awesome. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed April 4, 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

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Reviewed August 23, 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

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Reviewed July 16, 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 March 24, 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.

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Reviewed October 15, 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

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Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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

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Reviewed November 4, 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

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Reviewed September 22, 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

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Reviewed January 3, 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

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