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Alfred Street Baptist Church

301 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-2222
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Ranked #17 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: Alfred Street is among the oldest African American Baptist Churches in America, celebrating its bicentennial in 2003.
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Chicago
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1,133 reviews 1,133 reviews
272 attraction reviews
473 helpful votes 473 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Alfred Street Baptist Church while taking a guided tour of Old Town Alexandria. This historic church itself is beautiful and located in a nice area. Alfred Street Baptist Church traces its origins to 1803, during the period when Thomas Jefferson served as the third president of the United States.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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175 reviews 175 reviews
66 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Warm, open, welcoming largely African American congregration. Visiting one weekend, we chose this church because frankly it was the only Baptist Church nearby. Once inside we realized we were quite the minority and gave mental note to the remnants of segregration in faith communities in most denominations. And the note was all there was. We were welcomed with open arms,... More

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Alexandria, VA
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408 reviews 408 reviews
184 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Set on the corners of Alfred and Duke Streets (about 4 blocks south of King Street), this beautiful church stands as a tribute to the faith of 19th century denizens of Alexandria. This is an expanding congregation within a large building that has grown over the years to accommodate its membership. Explore the sanctuary and classroom building to appreciate this... More

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Lorton, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

At ASBC, you will experience the joy of Christian love and fellowship; the rich beauty of song, worship and praises to the Lord; a spiritual feeding from an educated, annointed yet humble pastor; a nurturing village for your children; a place to grow in your Christian walk; a warm and friendly congregation; a host of relevant minitries and programs; and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

A wonderful religious institution in the Washington, DC area. Led by Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, it has ministries for people of all ages and interests. Parking can be a little tough because the church is in the heart of busy Old Town (corner of Duke and Alfred Streets), but it is definitely worth the visit.

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Davenport, Iowa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Wonderful church with a great history. People of all races and creeds worshiping together. Great piece of Alexandria.

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Tipp City, Ohio
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119 reviews 119 reviews
53 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My husband and I were visiting Alexandria, VA from Ohio. We had been headed for a different church we had seen on the Internet for their Easter Sunday Sunrise Service. We were running a little late, and saw a lot of people going into this church. We thought let's just go here. Oh wow, we had no idea what a... More

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Colorado
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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stopped in here on Good Friday. We didn't stay for the whole service, but the members of the congregation were so welcoming and friendly. They really made a difference in our vacation. Before the service several members of the church were playing the hand bells, Wow! Just wow! They were wonderful! My kids were mesmerized and wanted to stay... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Pastor Howard John Wesley is a phenomenal pastor and preacher. He's charismatic, very intelligent, and spot on with his theological knowledge. The environment is warm and inviting. The choirs are excellent. There are ministries offered to serve almost anyone.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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179 reviews 179 reviews
48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I have visited this church several times and always enjoy the music portion of the service. Everyone there is very friendly and welcoming. The service is quite long compared to what I am accustomed to so I don't stay for the entire service; but the pastor is very good and I enjoy my visits for their many special concerts and... More

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