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.

TripAdvisor® Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TravelingSoccerLoon | Mar 17, 2023
“Historic Church”

Historic church in the historic center of Savannah. Started in 1777, it is the oldest continuous Black Church in North America. Tours offered

carmurray | Mar 16, 2023
“skip it”

I was so interested in this tour and was very disappointed. We had been to the First African church in Beaufort and thought this would be similar. But the tour guide, Joe, spent so much time...

mollyp233 | Mar 11, 2023
“Very informative and interesting tour”

We toured the church today and I highly recommend adding this to your list of places to visit in Savannah. Our guide, Joseph, was a wonderful storyteller and provided a great perspective on the...