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Architecturally, it is pretty enough, with the beautiful light pouring in the stained glass... read more

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Nefelokokigia
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New York City, New York
So much history!

This church is one of the oldest African Church in the country. We enjoyed the trolley and walking... 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

Architecturally, it is pretty enough, with the beautiful light pouring in the stained glass windows. The history is amazing, and both sad and inspiring. This church, its fourth incarnation, was founded and built by slaves after their normal dawn to dusk work responsibilities to their...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This church is one of the oldest African Church in the country. We enjoyed the trolley and walking tour of this historic icon.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dmlafata
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see, the church is beautiful and if your tour is guided by Ms. Lawanda Tillman (The pastor's wife) you are in for a treat. She told the history of the church in such a way as to involve you directly into the story....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really loved seeing this church. It wasn't far from our Hotel at all I loved the location. Please go by and visit it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank misspage1981
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is so integral to the history of Savannah, and our guide made the history come to life. From its construction to its role in the Underground Railroad through its current ministries, we learned a wealth of information in an hour. And, it was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia, was a haven for runaway slaves during the turbulent years of the Civil War. The runaways were hidden in a four-foot high space between the basement and foundation below. The air holes can still be seen in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned so much from the visit to the Frist African Baptist Church in Savannah Ga. Seeing the holes in the floor were slaves were in hiding on their way to freedom. To know that part of the underground railroad this is history not just...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Betty J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another stop in Savannah you won't want to miss. The history and visuals are important for all to see and hear.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gina44011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of this congregation is fascinating. Our tour guide was passionate, and it was an excellent hour of our lives spent here. If you love history, and have faith, take the time to visit First African Baptist Church.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank linda s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I was there on 3/2/19 for the 11am tour. There was a small group of people from several states. The tour guide was knowledgeable and made the tour fun! The history of that church is so amazing! So many things to see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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Amckenney
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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