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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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Worth a short detour off the interstate

Unfortunately we passed through this way when the church was not available to see. However, we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jen00TB
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Gainesville, Florida
Proud to Be a Baptist!

We came here to see the Providence City in Rhode Island. We were so amazed at this beautiful city... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fantas T
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Wheaton, Illinois
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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
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+1 401-454-3418
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank DaveEB310
Reviewed 5 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 27 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
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Quite a beautiful church in the heart of Providence - we visited while walking the sites identified with H.P. Lovecraft and found it interesting in and of itself. Sorry we didn't have time to take the tour and learn more of the history.

Thank travlelf
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We arrived near the close of a service and a gentleman outside gave us a great summary of the building and its history. It possesses a massive Waterford chandelier from 1789 and is lovely with simple but elegant pews and columns. The first and oldest...More

Thank Sally R
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

One of the many stops you'd have to see and marvel at when walking the historic district, not too far from Brown University.

Thank Charlesvincent A
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