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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  • August 12, 2017
    No more important Baptist church in America that is also an architectural gem. One of "the" places to visit in Providence.  more »
  • August 10, 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 org...  more »
  • July 12, 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 outsid...  more »
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  • May 25, 2017
    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.
  • January 12, 2017
    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.
  • November 14, 2016
    I had a wonderful experience browsing your site this morning. I am Pastor Nathan S.Carr from Liberia
  • May 25, 2017
    Didn't go inside but its impressive
  • December 10, 2016
    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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