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PHILADELPHIA: MECCA OF BLACK EXCELLENCE

Mecca

Celebrate Philadelphia's iconic black history and the city's long standing role in the fight for equality.


The tour itself is owned and operated by local Philadelphia students.

Our Philadelphia: Mecca Of Black Excellence can be also booked as a private tour!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the tour start and end?
The tour will start outside of the Betsy Ross House (between 2nd and 3rd on Arch) and will end at the Independence Beer Garden (about 4 blocks away from the starting location).
How long is the tour?
Approximately two and a half hours.
Where do we stop?
Stops Include: Mother Bethel - Started by Richard Allen. Oldest black owned real estate in America; first black church in the colonies; first AME church in the world Octavius V. Catto Statue - Catto and his fiancé, Caroline LeCount lead an amazing Civil Rights Movement in Philadelphia in the 1860s Washington Square - Used as a burial ground for African Americans in the early 18th century

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