Erste afrikanische Baptistenkirche
Erste afrikanische Baptistenkirche

Erste afrikanische Baptistenkirche

Führungen: Di-So 11 & 14 Uhr, So 13 Uhr
402 Treat Ave, Savannah, Georgia, 31404

The basics

Even for those who aren’t religious, a visit to the First African Baptist Church in Savannah offers architectural and historical viewpoints on history. Stained glass windows are found inside and outside the church, the balcony pews are the original pews made by slaves, and the lighting fixtures, 1832 Pipe Organ, and the baptismal pool are original, as well.

Find remnants of its slave history via African dialect markings on the pews and a ceiling design representing the church as a safe house. The church has an underground railroad below the auditorium floor. The entrance is unknown, and there is no record of who passed through this 4-foot (1.2-meter) tall tunnel. The church offers paid tours. Some self-guided audio tours or scavenger hunts in Savannah bring you to the church.

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Things to know before you go

  • Dress respectfully, even if there are no services scheduled when you visit.

  • Save time and guarantee entry by purchasing a ticket ahead of time.

  • Photography may be limited in the church, especially for worship services.

  • Visitors with limited mobility may have trouble utilizing the steps and narrow hallways in and around the church.

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How to get there

The First African Baptist Church is located on the corner of W. Bryan Street and Montgomery Street in Savannah’s historic district, right beside Franklin Square. Its central location means you can walk to the church from other Savannah attractions. The Old Town Trolley has a stop at the church, while the nearest bus stop and public parking garage are within one block.

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When to get there

The First African Baptist Church is an active place of worship, so the building may close for some church activities and be open only to the congregation for others. Because there are limited tours throughout the week, buy your tickets ahead of time and arrive at least 10 minutes before the tour begins.

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See more of Savannah’s historic churches

Savannah has many historic homes and buildings, and there are several churches in the city that are unique to Georgia’s history, too. One of the closest to FABC is Christ Church at Bull Street and Congress Street. The Episcopal church was established in 1733 as the first house of worship in the colony of Georgia. English theologian John Wesley acted as the rector of Christ Church from 1736-1737.

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