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Alfred Street Baptist Church

Address: 301 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703-683-2222
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Ranked #7 of 36 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Alfred Street is among the oldest African American Baptist Churches in America, celebrating its...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Alfred Street is among the oldest African American Baptist Churches in America, celebrating its bicentennial in 2003.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Thank you to Pastor Wellesley and his congregation for making us feel so welcome and for encouraging us to be part of a wonderful service. No words can really say how special this was to my son and me - simply thank you for embracing our presence.

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Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The pastor is excellent. They offer a Saturday service at 6pm which i love because as a flight attendant i work alot of sundays. Nice big church and everyone is friendly. Im not from this area so this is my go to church away from home.

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Windsor
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Chicago
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1,278 reviews 1,278 reviews
316 attraction reviews
694 helpful votes 694 helpful votes
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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193 reviews 193 reviews
69 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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211 helpful votes 211 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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