This congregation traces its origins to 1848, when slaves met for outdoor services. In 1863, Anglo Methodists constructed a chapel for their slaves to use; after emancipation, it became home to Reedy Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, one of the first AME churches in Texas. The current building dates to 1886 and survived the hurricane of 1900. If the chapel is open, step inside for a moment; the two story building has a beautiful sanctuary with a high, vaulted ceiling, and an elaborate 1872 pipe organ is still in use during services.
Reedy Chapel AME Church