Religious Sites in Charleston

Religious Sites in Charleston, SC

Religious Sites in Charleston

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  • elcentro1
    Pittsburgh, PA223 contributions
    My wife and I are Catholic, and we had to check this church out. We tend to check out Catholic diocesan cathedrals whereever we go. This is such a beautiful cathedral. We got to stop by and take pictures. We didn't get a chance to attend Mass there, but maybe next time we are in town.
    Written September 1, 2022
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  • MEHEL3
    Fayetteville, NC654 contributions
    Our visit was 11 August 2022. We had been on a Carriage ride early during the week and this church was brought to our attention. We understand the history but we heard some famous celebrities had visited it and we were curious for many reasons. Also, we had toured one of the houses down the street. The church was unique to me as to how the pews were set up. I had not been to a church like this before. The church is stunning and the history of the church and representation were interesting. If ever in the area again, I would take friends & family down to visit it. It’s located in a nice, peaceful and safe area.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Queenstravelbuff
    New York City13,170 contributions
    This was a really good tour, a past president of the Synagogue gave the tours , and he took it very seriously and it was very informative, there is also a small 2 room museum with some artifacts from the synagogue . Very historic synagogue of the South
    Written August 30, 2022
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  • PUMBRIDGE
    London, UK2,000 contributions
    A traditional tea room, with home-made produce, is one welcome aspect of a visit to the imposing St Philip's church, but if you're heading there mid-afternoon, arrive early as its opening hours are limited.
    Homely and welcoming, the tea room is in the nearby cloisters.
    Written July 2, 2022
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  • Cruiser298229
    9 contributions
    Each time we walked past the narrow entrance on King Street the entrance gates were locked. On the last day of our Charleston visit the gates were open. Glory be! What a pleasant surprise right off the hustle and bustle of King Street. If you have a chance, step inside and breath in the beauty of the garden.
    Written April 24, 2022
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,843 contributions
    Charleston, South Carolina, is a city of churches and Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is one of the most artistic and significant. Often referred to as Mother Emanuel, it was founded in 1817 and is the oldest African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Southern United States and has one of the oldest black congregations south of Baltimore, Maryland. Built in the Gothic Revival style, it is part of the Charleston Historic District and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2018. Following an earthquake that demolished the church in 1886, the current brick and stucco building was constructed in 1891-1892 on the north side of Calhoun Street because blacks were no welcome on the south side of what was known as Boundary Street. Booker T. Washington spoke at the church in 1909 and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was a guest speaker in 1962. In 1969, King's widow, Coretta Scott King, led a march of 1,500 demonstrators to the church in support of striking hospital workers in Charleston. On June 17, 2015, a white racist shot and killed nine people inside the church, including a state senator and a senior pastor. Today, Emanuel AME Church has one of the few well-preserved historic church interiors in the state with original features including the altar, communion rail, pews and light fixtures. It has a capacity of 2,500, making it among the largest black churches in Charleston.
    Written September 21, 2021
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19,437 contributions
    Not the most amazing churches in all of Charleston, but it has character and still really pretty. Another beautiful building in a city that has many more!
    Written May 6, 2020
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  • gingerlee13
    Edmond, OK424 contributions
    We visited the synagogue and had a wonderful 1 hour tour. The synagogue has a very rich history that demonstrates the importance of religious freedom and tolerance in the US. The sanctuary is beautiful. Our guide was a retired professor who gave us an enthusiastic, detailed history of the site. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written October 17, 2018
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