Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church



Old City/Historic District

419 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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p: (215) 925-0616
f: (215) 925-1402
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Attractions - Religious Organizations

Founded by Richard Allen in 1792, this site is the oldest piece of property continuously owned by African Americans. A small museum is located on the lower level, where the tomb of Richard Allen and 19th-century artifacts also can be found. The archives contain original copies of The Christian Recorder, a newspaper that began publishing before the Civil War.

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.52 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.32 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.82 miles


Facility Amenities:
Guided Tour Available


Facility Information:
Family Friendly


Hours Sun:
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hours Tue:
10:00am - 3:00pm
Hours Wed:
10:00am - 3:00pm
Hours Fri:
10:00am - 3:00pm
Hours Sat:
10:00am - 3:00pm

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