The 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 First Baptist Meetinghouse. The oldest Baptist church congregation in the United States, it was founded by Roger Williams in Providence, Rhode Island in 1638. The present church building was erected in 1774–75 and held its first meetings in May 1775. Located at 75 North Main Street in Providence's College Hill neighborhood, it is a National Historic Landmark.
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  • 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 w...  more »
  • 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 p...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Many churches call themselves "First Church of..." but this actually is the first Baptist Church in America. The building is beautiful. Oddly enough, the building serves as the home of Brown's commencement ceremony.
  • 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.
  • I had a wonderful experience browsing your site this morning. I am Pastor Nathan S.Carr from Liberia
  • Didn't go inside but its impressive
  • This is a loving and progressive church family.

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Most of the guest beds in Providence lie in and around downtown; this is the most convenient area to stay in during your visit. Right downtown you'll find a handful of large hotels from national chains. Rooms here can be pricey, but many offer sweeping views of Providence Harbor. Federal Hill features a few locally owned inns, bed and breakfasts, and small hotels in historical buildings. You'll find additional homey establishments around the State House just north of downtown and the College Hill area across the Providence River to the east. Avoid the South Providence area and East Providence across the Seekonk River.
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