Samana Peninsula Sights

Dominican Evangelical Church

  • Calle Theodore Chaseurox, Map It
  • Samaná
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/18/2016

Fodor's Review

Back in 1824, a sailing vessel called the Turtle Dove, carrying several hundred slaves that had escaped from Philadelphia, was blown ashore in Samaná. The historic Dominican Evangelical Church is the oldest original building left in Samaná. The structure actually came across the ocean from England in 1881 in a hundred pieces and was reassembled here, serving the spiritual needs of the African-American freedman. In 1946 a city-wide fire wiped out most of Samaná's wooden buildings and Victorian architecture; this church was miraculously saved.

Sight Information

Address:

Calle Theodore Chaseurox, , in front of Catholic church, 2 blocks north of the cruise ship pier, Samaná, Samaná, 32000, Dominican Republic

Map It

Phone:

809-538–2579

Sight Details:

  • Donations appreciated

Published 08/18/2016

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