Metropolitan AME Church

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Metropolitan AME Church information

Washington, DC , USA
1518 M St NW
Getting there
Metro: McPherson Sq
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Opening hours
10am-6pm Mon-Sat
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Built and paid for in 1886 by former slaves (quite a feat considering its impressive size), the Metropolitan AME Church occupies an imposing redbrick Gothic structure and is one of the city’s most striking churches. Frederick Douglass often preached here, and his state funeral was held here in February 1895. On the day of his burial, black schools closed, crowds packed the exterior to pay respect and flags flew at half-mast.