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Old Otterbein Church

112 West Conway Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Construction Date:1785
Architect:Jacob Small Sr.
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This is the oldest continuously used church in Baltimore City. The church was founded in 1771, when a group of German Baltimoreans erected a temporary chapel for the German Evangelical Reformed Church. The church was named after Pastor Philip William Otterbein, a German immigrant. Old Otterbein Church served as the cradle of the United Brethren in Christ until the denomination was merged with the Methodist Church to create the United Methodist Church in 1968. You have probably noticed the church on your way to Camden Yards or the convention center. Now come see inside!

  • Accessibility: Partially Accessible
  • Parking: Free Parking
  • Photography: Permitted