First Baptist Church Nassau Street

The Pulpit

Nassau Street


Nassau Street

Original Site of the Historic First Baptist Church

Discovered on September 22, 2020

Foundation of 1856 FBC Building

Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology, CWF

Deshondra Dandridge digs at FBC Nassau Street Site

Continuing to Make History

The Celebration

Historic Artifacts

The Launch - FBC Nassau Street Steering Committee

FBC Members at Nassau Street Site

FBC Nassau Street Project Partners

Community joins in Prayer

Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble - Prayer Vigil

FBC Voice Ensemble -Amen - Amen - Amen !

Pastor Reginald F. Davis prays at 2020 Vigil

Cliff Fleet - President of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

LFR President Harshaw closing the Vigil with message of Hope

Rev. Chris Epperson of Bruton Parish prays at Vigil

The Sounds of Freedom

Worthy of Preservation

We will preserve, conserve and protect the First Baptist Church historic building, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance.  We will work with our partners in the community to understand and educate everyone about our past.  We will endeavor to spark a continuing conversation that looks at our history in different ways, asking ourselves questions about what is important in our history.  This is an important way for us to transmit our understanding of the past to future generations.  Historic preservation helps us to tell the stories of our past, celebrating events, people, places, and ideas that we are proud of; other times it involves recognizing moments in our history that can be painful or uncomfortable to remember. It is important to understand and share our place in the history of Williamsburg and the nation.

Learn More

Upcoming Events

Please send additional information 

I want to support the Let Freedom Ring Foundation and would like additional information
Please contact me

Most Recent


Michael E RuanePrint Media, Print Media

In the early 1800s when enslaved and free African Americans wore their Sunday best to the Baptist Meeting House in Williamsburg, Va., the straight pins used to fasten women's clothing would sometimes come loose and fall...