First Baptist Church in America, Providence

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The First Baptist Church in America is the First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island, also known as the First Baptist Meetinghouse. It is the oldest Baptist church congregation in the United States, founded in 1638 by Roger Williams in Providence, Rhode Island. The present church building was erected in 1774–75 and held its first meetings in May 1775. It is located at 75 North Main Street in Providence's College Hill neighborhood. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960.

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  • A beautiful church with tons of history as well. It’s close to many other sites and within walking distance of bars, restaurants etc.  more »
  • Summer worship is Sundays at 10am, with no Sunday School. During the academic year, Sunday School and Adult Forum are at 10am with workshop service Sundays at 11am. Refreshments available after service downstairs. Free guided tours, Sundays, immediately after service, begin in the Manning Room downstairs.
  • Very nice staff a little difficult to find parking the day we were there.the church has a lot of history that I found very interesting. The pews are fascinating you have to see them.

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