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This was a last minute addition to our trip to Savannah, and we're so glad we visited! Derek was a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
HeatherArch73
Must see in Savannah

My daughter and I had a great time learning all about the history of this wonderful church. Take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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First African Baptist Church was organized in 1773 under the leadership of Reverend George Leile and established and constituted in December of 1777 as a body organized believers. Under the leadership of the 3rd Pastor Reverend Andrew C. Marshall...more
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23 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA 31401-2429
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a last minute addition to our trip to Savannah, and we're so glad we visited! Derek was a funny, thoughtful and informative tour guide. We learned so much about the history of the church, the people and the area. We learned about slavery...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HeatherArch73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a great time learning all about the history of this wonderful church. Take the tour of this church, you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank teresaGOCH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hour long tour was filled with the history of the church and its importance to the community. I would highly recommend this experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Blossoms147
Reviewed 1 week ago

We truly enjoyed our visit to the First African Baptist Church and found the tour to be very educational. Our tour was hosted by Derrek Curry, who is on the pastoral staff. While sitting in the sanctuary, Derrek told the story of the church and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WestMiSandMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the tour and Derek was excellent. His spirit and enthusiasm showed his love of God. He knew so much about the history of the Church and answered everyones questions. We decided to attend the Sunday services also and what a uplifting time! I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to do the tour on a recommendation and greatly enjoyed it. So much history and Derek did an excellent job. He was very knowledgeable and personable making everyone comfortable and at ease asking questions. Tour was $10/ person and well worth it. If...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Significant historical relevance found within these walls. I was quite moved to be in the same space as some my ancestors and to hear the stories of how they built this church. I recommend this tour because it’s essential to learn about those who built...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KelliS0606
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a story of wit, brilliant planning and organization and the positive aspects of human nature -- plus a bit of very accurate Biblical detail. Our guide was amazing, quizzed us over the Bible, shared details of slave life in Savannah. Our best tour of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jen313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our bicycle tour guide mentioned this tour as one not to miss, and so we squeezed it in at the end of our last day in Savannah. And we were so glad we did! The tour was historical, yet warm and friendly and personable. In...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TennesseeGirl0804
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

History books do not tell us nearly enough about America’s African-American heritage. This tour fills those gaps. I recommend this tour because it’s essential to learn about those who built our country and fought so long for equality. The tour was interesting and eye-opening.

Date of experience: December 2018
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SportsDoc13
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Anne F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they explain how the church and railroad was built, its destinations, etc. jAlso, how the church played a big part in the railroad. There is also a book you can purchase "The Indigo Journey - A Pictorial Journey of... More
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December 20, 2017|
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Response from penk18 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, church services are open to the public. But that said, if you don’t take the tour and learn from the guides, you are missing out on something powerful and extraordinary.
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July 18, 2017|
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Response from Jusagagirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is .. the cost is $7.00 seniors and students are $6.00 . They do the tours Tuesday and Thursdays 11-1 Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 11-2 you can call just to make sure nothing has changed since I was there... More
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