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“An Old Town Alexandria institution”

Alfred Street Baptist Church
Ranked #31 of 92 things to do in Alexandria
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Owner description: Alfred Street is among the oldest African American Baptist Churches in America, celebrating its bicentennial in 2003.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“An Old Town Alexandria institution”
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.

Visited October 2012
4 Thank JoyceInDC
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Davenport, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Visit”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

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

Visited April 2013
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Tipp City, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
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“So Inspirational”
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 blessing we would receive. The pastor was truly inspirational. The church had a full choir and orchestra with violins, bass, brass, grand piano. The soloists were fantastic. The church had an Easter service the night before and 5 services that day...and it was packed. Everybody was very friendly, and it made me feel good about our future. We were not dressed as well as most, but that didn't matter. The women around us wore hats and gloves, and the men were in suits. We felt like we had been to church!!

Visited April 2013
4 Thank laurelboo
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“Great church, amazing congregation”
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 and listen for hours. This was an unexpected highlight of our vacation to Washington DC.

Visited March 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
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“Welcoming Spirit and Excellent Biblical Teaching”
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.

Visited January 2013
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