African American Heritage Trail

Main Street Baptist Church

1. Main Street Baptist Church. 

582 West Main Street 

Originally the Independent Baptist church, the foundation for Main Street Baptists was anchored in 1862--one year before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation .  Since 1870, the quaint and historic church has been at its present location.  Situated next door to the Mary Todd Lincoln House, this notable place of worship has served as a prominent institution in the Lexington community.  It is a major landmark in the downtown section of the city.

Main Street Baptist Church

Photo courtesy of Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau