British Methodist Episcopal Church, Salem Church

A shelter for abolitionists in search of freedom

Built in 1855, Salem Chapel was the vital centre for the abolitionist and civil rights movement, providing shelter and guidance for freedom seekers escaping slavery in the United States.

Harriet Tubman – the famous Underground Railroad conductor – was among its notable members. Definitely worth visiting; Salem Chapel represents a significant part of Canadian history.

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92 Geneva St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 4N2, Canada

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Ranked #12 of 44 things to do in St. Catharines

mmkerrick

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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We stopped at the BME church as part of the Underground Railroad tour. Ada, who gave us the tour, did an amazing job of tell us an oral history of the church and Harriet Tubman! The historical...

Maurene_K

Dover, New Hampshire

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The British Methodist Episcopal Church National Historic Site of Canada is located in the heart of Old St. Catharines near the home of the friend I stayed with while visiting this area with friends...

Terri W

Baltimore, Maryland

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I am so happy to have visited the BME Church! As an African American sitting in a pew that former slaves builted and worshipped was very emotional for me...pride, awe, sadness, happiness.... Ms. Bush...

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