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Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church Tour

Wednesday, February 19, 11:00 am

Mother Bethel Church, founded in 1794, is the oldest African Methodist Episcopal congregation in the country. The ground on which it stands is the oldest parcel of real estate continuously owned by African Americans and was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Volunteer docent Cheryl Grundy will lead us on this 45 minute tour of the sanctuary and museum. Meet just before 11:00 am at 419 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia. ­­There is a handicap ramp and lift to the sanctuary; however, the museum is not accessible.

Join us for an optional lunch at Creperie Beau Monde, 624 S. 6th Street following the tour.

This program is free of charge for Penn’s Village members, volunteers and donors. Guests are welcome to attend up to three programs before being required to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village. If you attend as a guest, there is a $10 fee for each program. Donations to Mother Bethel Church will be appreciated.

Please RSVP online by email or by phone (215) 925-7333. Please cancel if you are unable to make your reservation so there will be room for others.


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