Barratt's Chapel and Museum

Barratt's Chapel in Frederica, Delaware, is the oldest surviving church building in the United States built by and for Methodists. Known as the "Cradle of Methodism," the site is an officially designated Heritage Landmark of the United Methodist Church. Constructed in 1780, this simple but stately brick house of worship was where pioneers Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury met in 1784 to plan the establishment of the Methodist Church as an independent denomination.
Hours of Operation: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visits at other times can be arranged by contacting the Chapel office.


Frederica, DE 19946

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