We can accommodate tourists at the 10:00AM Worship Service.
Yes. Worship is sacred. Tourists wearing tank tops, flip-flops, shorts or leggings will not be allowed to enter the Abyssinian Sanctuary. Women and men are required to cover their shoulders upon entering the church.
No. Only school/church groups and/or family reunions of ten (10) or more may request Reserved Group Seating. Proof of your affiliation will be requested.
Your group is welcome to proceed to the “Tourist Entry Point” located on the Southeast corner of West 138th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. for entry into the Abyssinian Baptist Church. Admittance and group seating is not guaranteed.
Tourists should plan to be in worship for approximately 2 ½ hours. Once seated in the Sanctuary, tourists are expected to remain until worship has concluded.
No. Worship is sacred in the Abyssinian community. Photos and audio/video recordings are not permitted in the Sanctuary. However, CDs of sermons can be purchased in the Abyssinian bookstore.
No. Backpacks are not permitted inside the Abyssinian Sanctuary. Unfortunately, we cannot provide baggage-check services.