First African Baptist Church - Savannah

Location

23 Montgomery St.
Savannah GA 31401

Rates

  • Senior/Student/Military: $9.00
  • Adults (13+): $10.00

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday : 1:00pm - 2:00am
  • Tuesday : 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday : 2:00pm - 3:00am
  • Tuesday : 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday : 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Wednesday : 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday : 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday : 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Thursday : 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Friday : 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Monday : 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday : 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Saturday : 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Saturday : 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Social

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.

See Website for Service times.

TOUR SCHEDULE:
Tuesday - Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Public Restrooms
Near Interstate Highway
  • 16
  • 95
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Handicapped Accessible