We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
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
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
Coventry, Rhode Island
Read all 81 reviews
All photos (46)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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
75 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1307
+1 401-454-3418
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Providence
from US$120.00
More Info
from US$75.00
More Info
from US$20.00
More Info
Reviews (81)
Filter reviews
77 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews stained glass religious freedom new england brown university beautiful building congregation sanctuary pews organ pulpit pastor history protestant literature symbol architecture founding
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 77 reviews
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
Thank garygDC
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
Thank katewoman612
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
1  Thank tranzactnow
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
1  Thank thesuitcaserdiaries
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 14 nearby hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown
1,190 reviews
.42 km away
Courtyard Providence Downtown
272 reviews
.55 km away
Providence Biltmore
1,559 reviews
.55 km away
Omni Providence Hotel
3,304 reviews
.68 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 922 nearby restaurants
Hemenway's Restaurant
1,353 reviews
.36 km away
Cafe Nuovo
467 reviews
.22 km away
Mill's Tavern
291 reviews
.12 km away
Harry's Bar & Burger - Main St
259 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 216 nearby attractions
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
891 reviews
.12 km away
Benefit Street
199 reviews
.20 km away
The Stephen Hopkins House
72 reviews
.31 km away
Providence Athenaeum
108 reviews
.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from First Baptist Church in America staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines