First African Baptist Church, Savannah
Originated as one of the first black Baptist congregations in North America, First African Baptist Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The organization's beginning dates back to 1773, when African American slaves and freemen organized during the turmoil of the American Revolution, and the church was officially founded in 1777. You can visit the church today, still a working institution and a major part of Savannah history. Admire the antique light fixtures, stained-glass windows, and pipe organ. Take a tour to learn about the church's rich history, including its role as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Check online for information on service, prayer, and tour times. Plan your First African Baptist Church visit and explore what else you can see and do in Savannah using our Savannah tour itinerary maker site .
First African Baptist Church Reviews
This church is still a real church. The history of this church is really amazing. It was part of the underground railroad. Those who led the church back in history has connections to many of the histo... more »
This tour was the highlight of time in Savannah. Such a rich history and an excellent guide to make 240+ years of history come alive. more »
Members welcome all race and religion. Even though we were the minority, we felt like we belonged. One member said it best “ You could choose to go to any church and you chose US!” Glad we did. Come praise God.
Wonderful tour of this historical church in Savannah Georgia. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave our group a comprehensive oral history of this church. I was in awe sitting in such a magnificent piece of architecture constructed by slaves at nightime after a grueling day of work. The church houses many priceless artifacts downstairs. The idea that it was a stop on the underground railroad is amazing. Do not miss the chance to see First African Baptist Church.
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