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First African Baptist Church

23 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA 31401

Located in Historic Landmark District

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Historic Attractions / Museums / Churches / Black History
Info & Amenities

First African Baptist Church is a registered historic landmark in the National Registry of Historic Landmarks and Places. It is thought to be the oldest continuous African-American congregation in America.

Downstairs, outside of the church offices, pictograms can be found in the floor which resemble a diamond with a cross; this shape is an African prayer symbol known as a BaKongo Cosmogram, which represents birth, life, death and rebirth. And at the front of the church and on either side of the altar are beautiful stained glass impressions of the ministers who guided the church’s inception, including George Liele and Andrew Bryan.

TripAdvisor® Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
919sherrig | Jul 23, 2021
“Awesome experience!”

This was our second time touring but the first time for our children. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Joe was very engaging and we loved receiving details of the history of the church. I highly...

jeffreymL8806SZ | Jul 21, 2021
“Good place to visit while in Savanah ”

Joseph was very informative. He provided good detail of the church history along with some laughter. Highly recommend.

Yvette T | Jul 18, 2021
“Highlight of our trip to Savannah, GA”

The tour is absolutely amazing. There is so much history shared throughout the 1 hour tour. The tour guides are members of the church and share the TRUE history of the African journey.