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Unitarian Church in Charleston

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Address: 8 Archdale St, Charleston, SC 29401-1959
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Awe inspiring the history

It's a beautiful church with some real history. It was there before the signing of the constitution! Amazing!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Minneapolis
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautiful church with some real history. It was there before the signing of the constitution! Amazing!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this church since 2009. There are many good friends and folks here. Sunday morning services are thought provoking and the music is beautiful. And surprisingly, members stay around to talk and eat snacks for an hour after the service ends. Parking is convenient and no cost if you turn in the order of service handout... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Pastor of this church wrote the Harvard Alma Mater in the 1800's. Always a vibrant church community here, church members worship in a beautiful environment with unique interior archtecture.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not the type of person to wander graveyards willingly. However, I will make an exception for this place every time. The grounds are beautiful and surreal. It feels like something from a dream. Take the entrance from Lower King Street near the Queen Street intersection. It had a very "secret garden" feel as you make your way back... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this church as my husband and walked around Charleston somewhat following the AAA walking tour. A knowledgable volunteer gave us the history of the church. The beauty is in the ceiling and the Art Deco style stained glass.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

went to a serivce on sunday and it was beautiful. what an open and welcoming faith with a lovely story told by the windows in the interior. well worth a visit

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

When you're walking along King Street, be sure to walk back onto the grounds of the gorgeous and breathtaking Unitarian Church grounds. We came across the property by happenstance and found walking onto the site a peaceful and calming experience amidst the holiday shoppers and hoopla. Worth the time to stroll the grounds!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Unitarian Church is unusual. The cemetery is kept natural and is uncut. The church is beautiful on the outside. It is not open to the public. Several people came by while we were there. The cemetery is part of the Gateway Walk. The cemetery is full of lantana and numerous flowers and bushes. The plots are not manicured because... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I stumbled upon the Unitarian Church entirely by accident. As I strolled along King Street, I passed a set or iron gates that led to a shaded brick pathway. This path led to an old cemetery and garden that was attached to the Unitarian Church. It was like entering another world. The interior of the church is beautiful with walls... More 

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Pleasant Garden, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The experience started at one end by a pathway under the trees and plants. It winded through the cemetery and to the church.

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