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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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A very attractive looking Church

For anyone interested in the Christian faith if in Providence you will want to take a look a the... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Perth, Western Australia
Beautiful Church

This was a lovely church on our list of things to see that we actually stumbled across when walking... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average9%
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75 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1307
+1 401-454-3418
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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

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.

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

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.

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

Thank Vicky S
Reviewed 22 September 2017

There are many " First", churches in Providence! If you do know the history of the founding of this State, know that it began with religious freedom! This building is a part of the skyline, at night, it's aglow, and, the luminescence remains a symbol...More

1  Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This is a very beautiful 'plain' church that is worth walking up to see. We went in on Sunday morning and there was a pianist playing wonderful music -- definitely worth going here.

1  Thank aleemans
Reviewed 13 August 2017

No more important Baptist church in America that is also an architectural gem. One of "the" places to visit in Providence.

1  Thank Don C
Reviewed 11 August 2017

While exploring College Hill on foot, we stopped into the First Baptist Church. For a small donation, we took a self-guided tour of the building. It's amazing to see the intricate architecture. An organist was playing the pipe organ during our visit which added to...More

1  Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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
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