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.

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KYPansy | Sep 8, 2023
“The Gem of Savannah”

Phenomenal experience on an epic stage of the rich history of African American religion not only in Savannah, but the founding of the Baptist Church. Our guide, Mr. Derrek is a true storyteller and...

chadanni | Sep 8, 2023
“This is THE tour in Savannah!”

This tour is an absolute MUST DO if you are in Savannah. I am here with my Sorors for our annual anniversary celebration and Derrek did an amazing job. He told the rich history of the church so...

JayCee694 | Sep 8, 2023
“Run, don’t walk to this tour!”

This was the most informative and transformative tour that I’ve ever been on! If you do nothing else while visiting Savannah, do this tour. Mr. Derrek is the griot and guide that this historically...