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Alfred Street Baptist Church

301 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Ranked #7 of 39 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to Alfred Street Baptist Church. It is a spiritual, dynamic, proud, progressive, historical, impressive, warm and beautiful church. Alfred Street has a proud history in Alexandria. The congregation has been really warm and welcoming each time I have visited. I could tell the congregation cares for each other and work together to make their church... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I used to attend this church years ago until they had several interim pastors. In the past year I have gone back to visit several times. The pastor has always had a great sermon. All the choirs are fantastic. Your soul will certainly be fed here and this is a teaching church with something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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187 reviews 187 reviews
67 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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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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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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41 helpful votes 41 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
61 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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38 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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