First Baptist Church in America, Providence

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The First Baptist Church in America is the First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island, also known as the First Baptist Meetinghouse. It is the oldest Baptist church congregation in the United States, founded in 1638 by Roger Williams in Providence, Rhode Island. The present church building was erected in 1774–75 and held its first meetings in May 1775. It is located at 75 North Main Street in Providence's College Hill neighborhood. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960.

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  • There is work going on and, like most of Providence, they were closed. It's possible that the Corona virus pandemic caused tourism to drop so drastically that they chose to work now. They do not...  more »
  • I was really excited about visiting the first Baptist Church in America, however, was very disappointed that it was closed during my visit and there were no signs of when it would open.  more »
  • Summer worship is Sundays at 10am, with no Sunday School. During the academic year, Sunday School and Adult Forum are at 10am with workshop service Sundays at 11am. Refreshments available after service downstairs. Free guided tours, Sundays, immediately after service, begin in the Manning Room downstairs.
  • Very nice staff a little difficult to find parking the day we were there.the church has a lot of history that I found very interesting. The pews are fascinating you have to see them.
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