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Saturday December 7th is the Savannah Bridge Run and several other events are going on. Due to this Stops #2, #7, and #14 will be closed until about 12:00 pm. Stop #7 will be closed all day. There will be some issues getting to stop #10 towards the end of the day due to the Christmas Parade on River St. which starts at 5:30 pm.
On January 4th through January 17th Ghosts & Gravestones tour stops will be the Davenport House and Perkins & Son’s Ship Chandlery.

 

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First African Baptist Church

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First African Baptist Church

A registered historic landmark in the National Registry of Historic Landmarks and Places, the First African Baptist Church was organized in 1773. This magnificent Savannah landmark still contains many of its original elements including several stained glass windows, light fixtures, the baptismal pool and the 1832 Pipe Organ. The pews in the balcony were made by slaves and are nailed on to the floor; you can still see the markings they made in the African dialect known as “Cursive Hebrew”. Come for a visit or to enjoy a Sunday service. Be sure to look up at the “Nine Patch Quilt” design on the ceiling – a symbol that the church was a safe house for slaves.

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