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Unitarian Church in Charleston

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Address: 8 Archdale St, Charleston, SC 29401-1959
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Just a visit to the gardens is fabulous

We'd been recommended to visit this quirky and overgrown cemetery and it was difficult to find. We asked a number of locals who didn't know of it until we found some aged... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We'd been recommended to visit this quirky and overgrown cemetery and it was difficult to find. We asked a number of locals who didn't know of it until we found some aged Daughters of the Revolution who gave us great directions. It's a gem of a place - so peaceful and unusual. reminded us a bit of the cemetery in... More 

Thank Chrisco186225
Charleston, SC
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

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.

Thank abbydab
Boyne City, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

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 

Thank SuzanneetRon
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

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

Thank BabsMinneapolis
Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 February 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 

Thank begelson
Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 26 January 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.

Thank judy h
Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 22 January 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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Reviewed 21 January 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.

Thank Nancy K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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

Thank lvanclief
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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Reviewed 30 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!

Thank M H

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