The first phase of excavation has ended for a Colonial Williamsburg archaeology project aiming to help tell the story of Williamsburg’s First Baptist Church, one of America’s oldest churches founded by free and enslaved Blacks.

by Alex Perry on November 16, 2020


Jack Gary, Colonial Williamsburg’s director of archaeology, said his team recently uncovered the brick foundations of more historic structures within the South Nassau Street lot that held the first physical location of First Baptist Church, including what Gary referred to as the building’s 1953 annex, an addition to the church building that was never completed.