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Seattle First Baptist Church

Seattle First Baptist Church
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Type of Attraction
Religious
Neighborhood
Central
Interests That Apply
Architecture, Religion, Art, Music, History
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Price: Free
Donations are accepted and appreciated.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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Seattle First Baptist Church

Church with a History


Family Time Off The Beaten Path Must See

Address: Phone:
1111 Harvard Ave
(Harvard Ave & Seneca St)
Seattle, WA 98122
+1 206 325 6051
Fax: +1 206 324 4326

Description

The First Baptist church is one of Seattle's oldest churches; its congregation has been worshiping in the Seattle area since 1869, when the Hanford family (early Seattle settlers) held a service in their home with 11 congregation members. Later, they constructed a small wooden church to hold their services, but that quickly became outgrown, forcing them to construct a larger building in 1889. When the city decided to embark on a major grading project that same year, the church had to move again, this time to its current location on Harvard St. The current church was constructed in 1910, and held its first services in 1912. Today, the church stands as it was when it was originally constructed (although it has undergone various renovations over the years), and is known for its beautiful stained-glass windows and tall green copper spire that can be seen from miles away.



Times & Dates

Open Hours: Service times vary; Office: 8am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri; 9am-12:30pm, Sun
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free
Price Notes: Donations are accepted and appreciated.

Exposure

Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Parking is available in the rear of the church in the U-Park lot and in the Polyclinic parking garage across the street. Parking is free on Sundays.


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