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Nice historic building

Love the history in Savannah and this is just another example. Great location along a very nice... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bismarck, North Dakota

Visiting First Baptist was a walk back in time. Pastor Curry shared with us the history while... read more

Reviewed 5 days 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
+1 912-233-0636
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 3, 2003

This church, which was built by slaves, was used as a part of the "underground railroad" during the Civil War. The holes in the flooring (air holes) are still in existance. The holes form a design, which probably led others to believe it composed a...More

32  Thank Coastal10910
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The oldest black church in America sits in neglect and no one does anything about it. Built before the Revolution on the first property privately owned by blacks, this was a way station on the Underground Railroad, as holes drilled in the floorboards for air...More

11  Thank ghostdude
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love the history in Savannah and this is just another example. Great location along a very nice walking route. You won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting First Baptist was a walk back in time. Pastor Curry shared with us the history while maintaining its sanctity. This visit is a must.

Thank bklyncogs
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Pathfinder782442
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time visiting the church with some friends. It was very moving to stand in such an amazing building and think about all the things those walls have seen. Definitely recommend to all.

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This structure played an important part of black history.  You are allowed to attend services, but be aware that Mothers are dressed to the nines on Sunday!  We visited while a weeknight service was in progress (in slacks but may not have beem appropriate dressed)....More

Thank ttaylor2u
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 1.5 hour tour was special. Our guide Derek, a leader in the church, provided an atmosphere of fun and sharing important history, along with getting to know his audience well. The stories were interesting and so much history wrapped in the church.

Thank Kameron1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a morning tour and there happened to be a conference at the same time. The tour guide initially told us that the tour was cancelled. After seeing our faces fall he agreed to do the tour, omitting a portion. Which we ended up...More

Thank jcal1978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit! The tour was amazing. Filled with history of the Underground Railroad and how the church played a huge part in the lives of the slaves. Tour was given by an associate Pastor with such passion and humor which made the tour that...More

Thank BeachBum1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't leave Savannah there is so much history here. I didn't get to go inside but standing at the door brought up so many emotions. This is a must see!

Thank Fran L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guide was excellent in her telling of stories about individuals in the pre-civil war era and how the town and the church were involved in the underground railroad. A very informative 2 hours.

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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
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.
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