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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
Shaverbug | Oct 23, 2021
“Beautiful Church, subpar tour”

Beautiful church with so much history. Was looking forward to the tour to gather the African American perspective and historical background about the church and its congregation. Details of...

K2223IYjohns | Oct 11, 2021
“A must see”

Wonderful tour guides and information a must see. The history is amazing! The tour guides were very good and open to questions.

Vacation24203023940 | Oct 7, 2021
“A Must !!!”

This tour was a highlight of my visit to Savannah. The church is beautiful with such a rich history. The tour guide was great. He made a point to interact with everyone and joked with us all. He...