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First African Baptist Church

1,144 Reviews

First African Baptist Church

1,144 Reviews
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Maureen M wrote a review Sep 2020
Orland Park, Illinois13 contributions7 helpful votes
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 underground railroad. It is a “must see” whenever church reopens for tourists.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ReoPanco wrote a review Aug 2020
Wisconsin20 contributions13 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Alitraveli wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, Washington13 contributions1 helpful vote
I highly recommend the tour here. It was great to learn about the impressive history of the church and to see part of the Underground Railroad. The tour guide was engaging and I enjoyed the "quiz" portion of the presentation. It is an inspiring place.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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GBoseman wrote a review Mar 2020
56 contributions14 helpful votes
Construction was still occurring when I visited but fortunately tours were still going on - at first not sure whether you are waiting in the right place , you don't seem to mind because you are surrounded by elegance and artistry the architecture is inspiring and when you consider the time period it was erected - mind blowing, The stain glass pictures of the past church leaders, the grand pipe organ, the glistening oak pews come alive as the excellent tour guide/historian speaks to us as an introduction to the tour. Sitting in the sanctuary you feel the pride, tenacity and commitment of the ancestors. The tour continues downstairs for more history including the holes in the floor that allowed runaway slaves on the underground to breath - - there about 1 1/2 hours maybe a little mote but felt it time well spent
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Annie R wrote a review Mar 2020
Leesburg, Virginia74 contributions16 helpful votes
I happened across this church as I was walking Savannah and caught a woman waiting for a tour group who was willing to let me peek in and ask her questions. Beautiful church, built in stages and well maintained. I was glad to see it not shuttered yet!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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