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Amazing info from a very engaging Reverend.

My wife and I think this was one of the highlights of Savannah. The Reverend who gave us the tour... read more

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Great history

We were inspired to take this tour because the trolley guide gave us some interesting information... read more

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First African Baptist Church was organized in 1773 under the leadership of Reverend George Leile and established and constituted in December of 1777 as a body organized believers. Under the leadership of the 3rd Pastor Reverend Andrew C. Marshall...more
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23 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA 31401-2429
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I think this was one of the highlights of Savannah. The Reverend who gave us the tour and information was engaging and fun and had a lot of information. He went into the church's history, why the slaves went there and started...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were inspired to take this tour because the trolley guide gave us some interesting information about this church. We loved learning about how this church started and how they helped in the underground railroad.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide and associate pastor Derrick did a fabulous job telling the history of the church and Underground Railroad. He was very informative and personable. Wish would were going to be here on Sunday and could attend church services.

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting tour of this historical church. They take you downstairs to see the holes drilled in the flooring from the Underground Railroad.

Thank TexasBorn2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best historical experience I've had. The church is a living museum. So many important artifacts to see and learn about. Our tour guide (Derrek Curry) was knowledge and amusing, He know the history of this church and adds interesting facts about this building and...More

Thank Phyllis J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history this church has is incredible! This was by far one of our favorite places and tours in Savannah. The tour was very informative and for the sake of Savannah (and America, really) I'm so glad this church still exists. What an amazing piece...More

Thank Ericka L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you had to choose only one historical tour to take on Savannah, this should be it. Pastor Derek gave a wonderful presentation. He provided factual information of the fascinating, rich history of the church, all while being engaging, personable and humorous 😊 It was...More

Thank Micky D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story of the development of the church from its early years in the 1830s and its current roll in the support of the community in Savannah is quite compelling. The roll it played in the Underground Railroad was enlightening. An important visit to get...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Because we were leaving in the afternoon, we chose to visit this site over another, and we are so glad we did. The church is an amazing building with amazing history. We learned so much about the “slave history” of Savannah, something that really hasn’t...More

Thank goldenparadox
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

What an incredible experience to learn not only the history of this church but also its progressive ongoing ministries. This tour was lead by Derek who is one of the on staff ministers. He not only had the ability to make our group of eight...More

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24 May 2018|
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Response from Anne F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they explain how the church and railroad was built, its destinations, etc. jAlso, how the church played a big part in the railroad. There is also a book you can purchase "The Indigo Journey - A Pictorial Journey of... More
20 December 2017|
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Response from penk18 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, church services are open to the public. But that said, if you don’t take the tour and learn from the guides, you are missing out on something powerful and extraordinary.
19 July 2017|
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Response from Jusagagirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is .. the cost is $7.00 seniors and students are $6.00 . They do the tours Tuesday and Thursdays 11-1 Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 11-2 you can call just to make sure nothing has changed since I was there... More