Metropolitan AME Church

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Metropolitan AME Church information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
1518 M St NW
Getting there
Underground Rail: McPherson Sq
More information
www.metropolitanamec.org
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 handsome, yet 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.