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Review of Old Whaling Church

Old Whaling Church
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We listened to a wonderful band at the Whaling church. It was great. They played patriotic songs and it was so much fun to hear. Loved the conductor and the talented clarinet player. Sad no fireworks but enjoyed a great concert! Thanks

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Denise S
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English first
Winter Park, Florida
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180 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Spectacular Church Architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

The wood, the windows, the simplicity! What's not to love?!?! If you are on Main Street and the church is open, this is a must see for anyone who appreciates architecture.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Chele32789
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Whaling Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I loved the sound that the bells made at this church. It sounded like the church was whaling. The sound is hauntingly beautiful. I would go back just to hear the bells rings.

Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Lee W
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Check out the new mural”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

The whaling church is an Island centerpiece. It is protected and preserved by the Preservation Trust. If you want to see a traditional New England church, this is it. It had become a bit rundown, but Margot Datz has brightened the interior.
Margot is one of our local painters and has done many murals on the Island. She studied old documentation of what the interior looked like and returned it to it's former self. Lovely.

Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Steffen9278
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Nashville, TN
Level Contributor
94 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Didn't take tour but it was beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Beautiful!! This church is offered as part of a tour, but we didn't do that. It's pretty just to see though! Old Greek Revival type architecture.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank emis100
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