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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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There are many churches in Savannah, and it was interesting to visit many of them to see the diverse architecture and their rich history. The history in this church includes slaves and a link to the Underground railroad. There is also a museum.
This church was one of the first stops on the Underground Railroad and it houses an archive of documents and memorabilia from the past. They also have tours with guides that are very knowledgeable. If you are in the area, a tour of this site...More
VERY informative!!! I plan to visit this church and take the tour EVERY TIME I’m in Savannah. Johnny and Derrek were wonderful and enthusiastic tour guides. I would have appreciated a pamphlet to take home but we covered so much history I don’t know how...More
The tour was really interesting. Really made us think about what it took to form the church 240 years ago. This congregation was formed on a deep faith during very difficult times
It was interesting to understand how this aligned with the political challenges during...More
We had a wonderful tour guide by the name of Tony. The tour was very informative and interactive. We were taught history that was not known until this day. I highly recommend this tour. The Alston’s from DC
We had a great tour with the church’s pastoral assistant. He was inspiring, as are the people who built this church long ago. The tour was a nice mix of information on church history, current church practice and the Underground Railroad. The church itself is...More
This was a great and very informative tour. Our tour guide Derek was outstanding and really kept our interest. He blessed us with his testimony! They have a great room of memorabilia that they have collected over the years.
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
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 Slavery in Savannah" which is fascinating. If you love history, you will love this tour.
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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
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 .. 912-233-6597.. Planning on going back again with my daughter in the next few weeks .