Travels of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá by City

New York City

Abdul Baha Here

New York, NY

Leader of the Bahá’í Movement Comes to Present Peace Message.

Abdu’l-Bahá, a distinguished Persian, who is at the head of the Bahá’í movement for the unification of religious, arrived in New York on the White Star liner Cedric yesterday. It is his first visit to the United States, and with the single exception of a short visit to Paris and London last Summer, this is the first time in more than forty years he has left the “prison city” of Acre, in Syria, to which he and his father, Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í movement, were exiled by the Turkish Government fifty years ago.

Abdul Baha on Peace

New York, NY

Prophet of the Bahá’ís Addresses Notable and Cosmopolitan Gathering in New York

All the Prophets Have Come to Promote Divine Bestowals


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14 April 1912
Talk at Church of the Ascension
Fifth Avenue and Tenth Street, New York
Notes by Ahmad Sohrab and Howard MacNutt
San Francisco
Washington, D.C.

The Sun of Truth, the Word of God, Shines Upon All Mankind


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8 November 1912
Talk at Eighth Street Temple, Synagogue
Washington, D.C.
Notes by Joseph H. Hannen
Eliot (and Green Acre)

'Abdu'l-Baha at Green Acre

Green Acre Eliot, ME

During the visit of a group of Bahá’ís with the Master, a young girl came in and said, ‘I have come to ask for your
assistance. Please tell me what I am fitted to do so that 1 may occupy myself with it.’ The Master asked, ‘Do you have

Lake Mohonk
Salt Lake City
Glenwood Springs
Palo Alto

Abdul Baha, the Bahai Prophet, Speaks at Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA

A great assembly of students and teachers crowd the auditorium to hear the Bahá’í Prophet of Persia expound the doctrine of a new day for Universal Brotherhood International Peace and Religious Unity

Oriental Savant with Entourage of Twenty-nine Persons Spent the Day at Stanford University and Are Entertained in Palo Alto

Sketch of the Life of Abbas Effendi the “Servant of God” Reprinted from the London Chronicle, Bahá’ísm and its Prophet

[picture caption: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Abbas Effendi]

[picture caption: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Rev. Clarence Reed.]

Hall at Stanford University where 'Abdu'l-Baha addressed 1,800 students and 175 faculty on 8 October 1912.

Stanford University Lecture Hall Palo Alto

On October 8th ‘Abdu’l-Bahá addressed the students and faculty of Leland Stanford University emphasizing science and the oneness of all phenomena. The diarist Mahmud reported that “the entire audience was overcome with admiration. The applause shook the building to its very foundation.” Mahmud’s Diary, page 311.

Los Angeles
Niagara Falls
St. Paul
Jersey City

Abdu’l-Bahá’s journeys in America lasted 239 days between April and December 1912. While much of his time was spent in the major metropolitan centers of the country, a number of small towns were also on the itinerary, and indeed ‘Abdu’l-Bahá never seemed to be as interested in material development as in spiritual capacity. Most of His cross-country travels were by train, which was the most convenient form of long-distance travel at the time. He spent 10 days in Canada, and a little over a month on the West coast, with the rest of the time shared among the cities and towns of the Eastern and Central United States.

Among the cities that ‘Abdu’l-Bahá visited were the following: