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Unitarian Church in Charleston

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Address: 8 Archdale St, Charleston, SC 29401-1959
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The ceiling is not to be missed! It's a National Landmark.

The ceiling in the sanctuary is not to be missed and the church yard is a treasure. Some of the plants go back to the 1830's.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Charleston, SC
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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ceiling in the sanctuary is not to be missed and the church yard is a treasure. Some of the plants go back to the 1830's.

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Boyne City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens and the cemetery of the Unitarian Church are almost hidden. Walk by the gate and then wander back into a wonderland of oak trees, camellias and azaleas. The cemetery is very old, and the grave markers are a lovely mix of designs and ages. Sit on the benches, and just take in the aura of a congregation that... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

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 February 5, 2017

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 January 26, 2017

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 January 22, 2017

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 January 21, 2017 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 January 14, 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 December 30, 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 October 26, 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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