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This was a lovely church. I wish we were there on the Sunday so we could attend services. But it... read more

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CHRISTINE M
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Rockhampton, Australia
First African Baptist Church

Excellent tour! Derrick was a friendly and fantastic tour guide! He told us about about the history... read more

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Corlyce B
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Odessa, Texas
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First African Baptist Church was organized in 1773 under the leadership of Reverend George Leile and established and constituted in December of 1777 as a body organized believers. Under the leadership of the 3rd Pastor Reverend Andrew C. Marshall...more
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23 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA 31401-2429
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Reviewed today

This was a lovely church. I wish we were there on the Sunday so we could attend services. But it was well presented from the outside of the building. It is definitely worth taking a look for the history of this church.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CHRISTINE M
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent tour! Derrick was a friendly and fantastic tour guide! He told us about about the history of the church which was very interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Corlyce B
Reviewed 2 days ago

As part of the Day Clean Journey (tour) we spent about 25 minutes at the First African Baptist Church. Our guide, Dr. Jamal was instrumental in giving us the history of the church, the founders and significant locals who keep this fabulous church alive. A...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in Savannah for a weekend out of the city (Atlanta) and decided to do this tour. Our tour guide Derek was engaging, informative, and didn’t mind the crowd interrupting with questions. Wear comfortable shoes walking up and down stairs is part of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank smariejames1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour! Derrick was a friendly and fantastic tour guide! Wonderful part of our history and seeing God's love in action.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute addition to our trip to Savannah, and we're so glad we visited! Derek was a funny, thoughtful and informative tour guide. We learned so much about the history of the church, the people and the area. We learned about slavery...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HeatherArch73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a great time learning all about the history of this wonderful church. Take the tour of this church, you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank teresaGOCH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hour long tour was filled with the history of the church and its importance to the community. I would highly recommend this experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Blossoms147
Reviewed 1 week ago

We truly enjoyed our visit to the First African Baptist Church and found the tour to be very educational. Our tour was hosted by Derrek Curry, who is on the pastoral staff. While sitting in the sanctuary, Derrek told the story of the church and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WestMiSandMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the tour and Derek was excellent. His spirit and enthusiasm showed his love of God. He knew so much about the history of the Church and answered everyones questions. We decided to attend the Sunday services also and what a uplifting time! I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SportsDoc13
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Anne F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they explain how the church and railroad was built, its destinations, etc. jAlso, how the church played a big part in the railroad. There is also a book you can purchase "The Indigo Journey - A Pictorial Journey of... More
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December 20, 2017|
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Response from penk18 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, church services are open to the public. But that said, if you don’t take the tour and learn from the guides, you are missing out on something powerful and extraordinary.
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Response from Jusagagirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is .. the cost is $7.00 seniors and students are $6.00 . They do the tours Tuesday and Thursdays 11-1 Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 11-2 you can call just to make sure nothing has changed since I was there... More
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