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5 - Point Lookout State Park - us/publiclands/southern/11175 Point Lookout Road Scotland MD 20687 301.872.5688 National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site. 14 - First Missionary Baptist Church 47359 Lincoln Avenue Lexington Park, MD 20653 301.863.8388 In 1945 a growing home-based prayer band moved its worship services to the USO Building in Carver Heights. Inigoes, MD 20684 301.872.4006 According to church lore, Mt.
During the Civil War Era, Point Lookout was first a hospital for wounded Union soldiers and then a Civil War prison camp for captured Confederate soldiers. 8 - Cardinal Gibbons Monument & Cardinal Gibbons Memorial Park - 16922 St. Inigoes, MD 20684 301.475.42 Established in 1924 by Jesuit Father John La Farge as a vocational institute under the auspices of the Baltimore Diocese, and operated by educators from the Tuskegee Institute, the coeducational school for African American students operated until 1967. Then they purchased an acre of land, and in 1948, built the First Baptist Church of Carver Heights. 15 - Zion United Methodist Church 21291 Three Notch Road Lexington Park, MD 20653 301.863.5161 Zion grew from Zion's Fair Methodist Episcopal Chapel, originally located on Hermanville Road. Zion had its beginning in the late 18th century when a slave named Isaac Braxton became a Methodist and preached to his fellow slaves.
A plaque memorializing de Sousa and brief information on early colonial African American life may be found at this outdoor living history and archaeological museum on the site of the original colony.
Open Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm, access to some exhibits and amenities varies with the season.
Mary's City, Mathias de Sousa, an indentured servant of African descent, was there at its founding.
After serving his indenture, he became a merchant and participated in the Maryland Assembly.
Now a state park, the site includes a Civil War museum (open seasonally). Jerome, the oldest Catholic fraternal organization in the Archdiocese of Washington. It became an integrated elementary school and then a community center. 12 - Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church 37659 Ebenezer Way Mechanicsville, MD 20659 301.884.8879 This, the only A. Originally affiliated with the Baltimore Association of Independent Methodist Churches, later it united with the Union American Methodist Episcopal Church. First known as the Lowentown congregation, they became St. In 1968 they became part of the United Methodist Church.
African American protestant churches date back as far as 1813.Five stories of runaway slaves are connected with this jail. Mary's County Historical Society and serves as a county visitor information center. The congregation appears to have existed in the 1860s.Open Wednesday - Friday, 10 am - 2 pm Special tours and additional hours by advance arrangement. A deteriorating log chapel, used as a church and school into the 1940s, still stands. 13 - Galilee United Methodist Church Cemetery (Route 247 in area of Oakville) Mechanicsville, MD 20659 The church was founded by U. Colored Troops soldiers and built in the 1880s on land donated by a white member of Mt. After 1945, membership gradually declined and Galilee was closed and in 1983, the church was officially burned in a "service of triumph." U. Colored Troops soldiers are buried in the cemetery at the site.The African American Monument with its surrounding pedestals tells the story of the contributions of African Americans to the history and development of the county. Clements Island Museum - 38370 Point Breeze Road Colton's Point, MD 20626 Mathias de Sousa, cited as the first individual of African descent to settle in Maryland, was part of the first group of colonists who landed at St. The little that is known about de Sousa is included in the museum's exhibits, which relate the story of Maryland's founding.This story embraces the proud heritage of African Americans in St. Open March 25 - September: Weekdays 9 am - 5 pm and weekends noon - 5 pm October 1 - March 24: Wednesday - Sunday, noon - 4 pm Water taxi to the island: Memorial Day weekend - September 2 - Historic St. Mary's City, MD 20686 240.895.4990 When the first permanent English settlement in Maryland was established at St.
Next to the school is the old United Service Organization Hall which served as the community's social center. 10 - African American Monument - of Route 235 & Tulagi Place) 21744 South Coral Drive Lexington Park, MD 20653 301.737.5447 The African American Monument is located on the grounds of Freedom Park. Calvary United Methodist Church 37345 New Market Road Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 301.884.7320 The first recording of Mt.