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.

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Sharon B | Nov 2, 2022
“Not as advertised”

Maybe it was just our tour guide, but he started 15 minutes late and spent first half hour talking about former pastors of the church, nothing about underground railroad. Also required masks when it...

Emily B | Oct 20, 2022
“We only needed the facts.”

We thought this was to be a 45 minute presentation and it stretched to 1 and a half hours. We were only in the city for a few short days and planned our time to give us the best insight into its...

Merry88Traveler | Oct 17, 2022
“Great History Tour”

This is a historical site you must see! Miss Karen Wortham is a great historian that keeps the audience captivated with her knowledge and history of the First African Baptist Church.