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40 Acres and a Mule Decree

The church is famous as the spot from which General Rufus Saxton read Sherman’s “40 acres (and a... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Kissimmee, Florida
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An Historical Gem

Perched across from Greene Square, Second African Baptist Church traces its lineage to 1802 when it... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2016
Alexandria, VA
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19 Apr 2018
“40 Acres and a Mule Decree”
9 Feb 2017
“OHHH the music”
Site where General Sherman read the Emancipation Proclamation.
123 Houston St, Savannah, GA 31401-3525
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The church is famous as the spot from which General Rufus Saxton read Sherman’s “40 acres (and a mule)” order. Excellent piece of history.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Seamere
Reviewed 9 February 2017

One of my best memories of my road trip was in this church on a sunday morning....the music the singing fantastic to this day I still remember ir and smile

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Very informative and the tour guide was entertaining and kept your attention. However, it was a bit unorganized considering the church is functional. So during our tour, the deacons were preparing for next day service and when we moved down stairs to see the underground...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Toi628
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Perched across from Greene Square, Second African Baptist Church traces its lineage to 1802 when it was founded by a former slave, Andrew Bryan and 26 others. The members paid rent in exchange for this trust lot in a predominantly white neighborhood. The original building...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank jeffl499
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The hospitality was wonderful as we have had quite a few home going services here. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 3 March 2015

What a blessing to stand on the same step as Dr. Martin Luther King did years before. This church is the first place her gave his "I have a dream" speech. He would later give this same speech in his march on Washington. I was...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank Sonfrye
Reviewed 20 February 2014

So much sacrifice went into the establishment of the Second African Baptist Church, It really should be on your itinerary when you visit Savannah.

Date of experience: February 2014
3  Thank capet_10
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Amazing history! Ask the pastor to tell you all about it! The men and women who brought in the wood to make the pews got it from the most unlikely folks. A truly beautiful historic church.

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank BDBurgers
Reviewed 16 November 2012

When my sister and mom lived in Savannah, I went to visit them from California. I rented a car and went touristing one day and stumbled into the church where Sherman read the Emancipation Proclamation. We grew up in Atlanta. When MLK was assasinated I...More

Date of experience: December 2011
8  Thank Susan S
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