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There are many churches in Savannah, and it was interesting to visit many of them to see the... read more

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This was a wonderful experience. Not only is the church beautiful reverend Toni was delightful and... read more

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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 yesterday

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience. Not only is the church beautiful reverend Toni was delightful and informative. Go. You won’t be dissapointed. It was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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

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

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

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jen W
Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Slick-Cortez
Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bklyncogs
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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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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