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First Baptist Church Archaeology Project

Colonial Williamsburg is excavating the Nassau Street site of First Baptist Church, founded in secret by free and enslaved Blacks in 1776. Part of an ongoing collaboration with First Baptist Church, this nationally-significant project has unearthed the foundations of the church’s original structure. These initial efforts and future work will help expand programming and tell a more complete and inclusive story about our nation’s founding and life in 18th-century America.

Funded by generous donors, the first phase of the First Baptist Church project has already yielded significant findings and set the stage for future discoveries. Please consider joining these friends by making a gift today to help us continue this important work.

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