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Address: 511 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203-2015

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Went to this church as part of a tour of important African American history sites in Buffalo. On our arrival we were met by the Bishop, who gave us an interesting tour of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 May 2016
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Went to this church as part of a tour of important African American history sites in Buffalo. On our arrival we were met by the Bishop, who gave us an interesting tour of the church. After seeing the sanctuary which is in decent shape; currently two scaffolding tower are used to hold up part of the roof, as well as... More 

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Arkansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I tracked this place down because it was part of the Underground Railroad and I really wanted to see it. We met with a local judge who serves on the board of this place, and he highly recommended that we visit it. He even told us when to visit. When we went there, it was closed, even though we were... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

I have been in Buffalo for over 40 years and have never took the opportunity to visit the Michigan Street Baptist Church or "Underground Railroad" until recently and I must admit, it was simply delightful. The Bishop served as a personal tour guide was a wealth of knowledge. There are also several items on display from that time period and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

If you have the opportunity to take a tour here with the Bishop, you won't be disappointed. You will see the sanctuary, still used for service today, with pieces of the ceiling cut out that used to house the escaping slaves. You will also tour the basement in the church and see a hollowed out piece of stone where people... More 

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Massachusetts, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

While on business in Buffalo, I searched for historic sites. I found the city hall (recommended) , Gray Cliff (Frank Lloyd Wright House, recommended), but my treasured memory was finding the Michigan Street Baptist Church. I arrived mid-day on a Tuesday, and the sign said they were open for visitors from about 10:00 am - 2:00 pm weekdays. As I... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2010

This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I did a driving tour of the Underground Railroad Freedom Trail. From the outside, the appearance is an old, red brick bulding with bright red doors. The windows have been busted out and are covered by plywood. A plaque on the outside reads it's the "second baptist church of... More 

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