First African Baptist Church
23 Montgomery Street
Distance from hotel: 14.7 mi
Phone: (912) 233-6597
This historic church is recognized as being the oldest, and first, black Baptist church organized in America. The First African Baptist Church is located in Savannah Georgia, and typically operates on Thursdays and Sundays, although there are always onetime events going on as well. This historic church is recognized as being the oldest, and first, black Baptist church organized in America.
The church is open to anyone, and contains original features dating back to the 1800's. This church was founded during the times of segregation, hence the name. The church itself finished construction in 1859, although the roots of its followers go even father back, all the way to 1773 when they first organized, and 1777 when they were first declared as an organized Baptist group. Much of the original features are still intact, such as the stained glass windows, pews, and even the oldest organ in the state of Georgia, dating back to 1832. If that's not enough to make this place a must see, the fact that underneath this historic building lies part of the tunnel of the Underground Railroad, should make you stop to visit.
Being the oldest founded black Baptist church in American history makes this a once in a lifetime attraction to see. Stop by on your next visit to Savannah Georgia and immerse yourself in the rich history of the First African Baptist Church.