Mother Bethel AME Church

What It's About

Founded by freed slave Richard E. Allen, the church was a stop on the Underground Railroad, foundation for the second Prince Hall Masonic Temple, and home of the first African American Boy Scout Troop. It is home to the Richard Allen Museum.

Found in Historic Sites.

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church exterior and statue of Richard E. Allen

Photo credit: P. Meyer for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®.

Getting There on SEPTA

Nearby Routes: Buses 47 and 57.

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