First African Baptist Church - Savannah

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First African Baptist Church - Savannah

First African Baptist Church - Savannah

23 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401



Constituted in December 1777 by Rev. George Leile, the First African Baptist Church is believed to be the oldest continually active, autonomously developed African-American congregation in North America. The church building, constructed around 1859, served as the birthplace of the area's civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. During the Civil War, runaway slaves were hidden in a space under the floorboards of the sanctuary as part of the Underground Railroad.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Friday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    Saturday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adult $7.00

    Senior/Student $6.00


    Group Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required

    Near Interstate Highway

    16, 95

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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