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27 Sep 2018
“Remember the Underground Railroad.”
3 May 2016
“Nice site to visit”
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

The Baptist Church is painted in red. Even the front door is red. They started to worship in 1836. It was the first black church in the city. They saved a lot of people through the Underground Railroad. Nearby the church, there were several historical...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 3 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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank wewhynot
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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank shoesArkansas
Reviewed 28 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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
4  Thank Davette719
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...More

Date of experience: June 2012
3  Thank jmasc1
Reviewed 7 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...More

Date of experience: July 2011
14  Thank mmyatt01757
Reviewed 18 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...More

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