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First Baptist Church in America

75 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1307
+1 401-454-3418
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Beautiful simple church, worth seeing

This is a very beautiful 'plain' church that is worth walking up to see. We went in on Sunday... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
New Jersey
A real gem!

No more important Baptist church in America that is also an architectural gem. One of "the" places... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Don C
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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The oldest Baptist church in America, gathered by Roger Williams in 1638. Open for tours: Monday - Friday 10AM - Noon and 1PM - 3PM and on Sunday immediately following the Worship Service Worship Service is at 11 AM September - May and at 10 AM June, July and August.
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75 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1307
+1 401-454-3418
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very beautiful 'plain' church that is worth walking up to see. We went in on Sunday morning and there was a pianist playing wonderful music -- definitely worth going here.

Thank aleemans
Reviewed 1 week ago

No more important Baptist church in America that is also an architectural gem. One of "the" places to visit in Providence.

Thank Don C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While exploring College Hill on foot, we stopped into the First Baptist Church. For a small donation, we took a self-guided tour of the building. It's amazing to see the intricate architecture. An organist was playing the pipe organ during our visit which added to...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Unfortunately we passed through this way when the church was not available to see. However, we were able to park, go around the building, and take pictures. If the inside is as beautiful as the outside, it is worth stopping. We stopped because of the...More

Thank Jen00TB
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We came here to see the Providence City in Rhode Island. We were so amazed at this beautiful city and how they preserved the First Baptist Church in America. What a great experience!

Thank fantas T
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This beautiful and First Baptist Church in America was founded in 1638. Due to a special remembrance service, we were able to get a look inside. There are also tours ($2.00 per person) to see this Historic Building. See their website for more details, as...More

1  Thank DaveEB310
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Providence has history and here is the beginning of it, Providence was also a place where they wanted to separate church and state. This Church was more than a religious place, it was a symbol of what America was striving for.

2  Thank John R
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Worth a visit and nearby buildings are beautifully decorated. Some historical information. Helpful guide.

Thank John W
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is the very first Baptist Church in America founded by Roger Williams in 1638. The original steeple of the church was built in three days by the local ship builders. The church has Sunday services at 11AM.

2  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This church is the 1st Baptist Church in United States of America. If you are a Baptist like I am, and my father was a Baptist minister, it's interesting visiting this church. It was founded by Roger Williams in 1638. Right now, it has a...More

1  Thank Anita K
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