Fodor's Expert Review First African Baptist Church

Historic District Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Slaves constructed this church at night by lamplight after having worked the plantations during the day. It is one of the first organized black Baptist churches on the continent. The basement floor still shows signs of its time as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Designs drilled in the floor are thought to actually have been air holes for slaves hiding underneath, waiting to be transported to the Savannah River for their trip to freedom. It was also an important meeting place during the civil rights era.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

23 Montgomery St.
Savannah, Georgia  31401, USA

912-233–6597

www.firstafricanbc.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $7, Tours Tues. and Sat. at 11 and 2, Sun. at 1, Closed Mon.

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