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Very historic site

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful church. It was amazing to see the very first Baptist church in America ever! I... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
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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
75 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1307
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MRbluegill
Reviewed 19 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
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
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were exploring and wanted to check out the church. The tour had just ended, but the guide gave us a quick history on the church steps. WOW! it's a VERY old building and in beautiful shape.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I spent a Sunday morning attending church here and was in awe of the stunning architecture both inside and outside. There's no bright colors, no splashy murals or fancy stained glass windows, just simple walls and pews inside boxes as they used to do many...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Vicky S
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