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Exquisite architecture

The First Baptist Church in America is located very close to RISD's art museum and is an... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2019
jer b
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Bristol, Connecticut
yes it is. it is the first in America

it is in outstanding condition. still used as it should and also for graduations as well. my wife... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2019
Barry N
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Coventry, 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...more
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Reviewed 9 February 2019

The First Baptist Church in America is located very close to RISD's art museum and is an exceptionally beautiful example of New England architecture. The building is large and imposing and beautiful in design. It is definitely worth a stroll around in you are interested...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jer b
Reviewed 29 January 2019

it is in outstanding condition. still used as it should and also for graduations as well. my wife was its sec. for a few years a while back. a nice place inside with tons of history. If you can get in and they can show...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry N
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Very well preserved considering the age, excellent photo opportunity. Well presented and easy to get there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MRbluegill
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This is a very lovely church but to visit inside it cost $2 which is not much but it did not seem worth paying since it is a basic church style and nothing really unique. During graduation of Brown University it is free.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeannie V
Reviewed 13 August 2018

What a beautiful church. It was amazing to see the very first Baptist church in America ever! I only wish I could have gone inside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bonnie B C
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We were rambling across the river and came across this impressive church. We went in at a time with no formal tour, but we were given literature and told how to got through. It was nice to be able to take it at our own...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Worth seeing such an iconic structure and historic building, The landscaping was very tasteful and the interior beautifully designed and crafted

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

For anyone interested in the Christian faith if in Providence you will want to take a look a the First Baptist Church in America. It is a very attractive building but alas was not open when we visited on a Friday. Looking at some of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Susan L, Member at First Baptist Church in America, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Sorry you weren't able to get inside. Our schedule is not as regular as we would like as our secretary and pastor are often called away from the building doing the work of the church. We are almost always there on Sunday morning. We close...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

This was a lovely church on our list of things to see that we actually stumbled across when walking to the University. It was closed so we couldn't go inside but it looked very nice from the outside with nice gardens too.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

My wife and I were interested in this church because I share my last name with one of its first pastors, "Manning." My father's family came from New England and I could be a distant relative of that pastor. The sanctuary is very beautiful and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Richard M
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