First African Baptist Church

Top 1% of attractions in Savannah
8 / 10

5 expert reviews

“Slaves constructed this church at night by lamplight after having worked the plantations during the day.”

– Fodor's

"Established in 1773 by George Leile, a slave whose master allowed him to preach to other slaves." Full review
"In 1832 the congregation of First African Baptist Church, split over a doctrinal dispute. One group moved to Franklin Square but retained the original name, while another remained on the..." Full review
Michelin Guide
1 Star
"Established in 1773 by freed slave George Leile, this church is considered the oldest black Baptist church in North America." Full review
"Overlooking Franklin Square is First African Baptist Church" Full review

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