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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
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MrMinch | Dec 31, 2020
“The most memorable part of my trip”

The tour was one of my favorites when I visited Savannah. You're taken back in time as you listen to stories of the Underground Railroad and walk through the halls of the church. Everything is well...

maureenm116 | Sep 3, 2020
“So Much Underground Railroad History”

TO my great disappointment, this church was closed to tourists because of COVID. It was truly o e of the highlights of my last trip. So much history in this church, particularly regarding...

ReoPanco | Aug 29, 2020
“Not to be missed history.”

This place will take your breath away! The history is important. Do not miss it. Part of the early underground railroad, built by slaves in their "free time." Beautiful and important to remember!