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“Archdale Street” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Unitarian Church in Charleston

Unitarian Church in Charleston
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Ranked #51 of 229 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Charleston, South Carolina
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118 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Archdale Street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

The gothic plaster tracery here is as good as it gets.
A photograph exist somewhere, taken after the earthquake of 1886, the apse is broken away. The vaulting is open to the weather and the sky. Charleston pretended to be ancient even when it was new.

Visited April 2013
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Eastaboga
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83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Amazing Cemetary/Garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

The free growing Garden and plants in the Cemetary are must see if you are in Charleston. The entrance off of King Street is a beutiful canopy of trees and plants that lead into the Cemetary. It is gorgeous.

Visited July 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“cemetery is awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

Did not go into the church since it was not open but walked all around the cemetery and grounds. It is absolutely stunning with overgrown vegetation and the only memorial we have seen to the slaves who built the bricks which made thi building as well as so many building in Charleston. Very heartwarming. It was lush and fragrant and was an oasis in the midst of the city.

Visited April 2013
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St. Paul, MN
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Historical and Contemporary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

My husband and I have been to the Unitarian Church three times since we have visited in the area. The building and graveyard are historical but the service, parishioners, and pastor are contemporary in their worship. Visitors are welcomed both publicly during the service if they so choose and are greeted cordially and with friendship by regular members of the parish. The choir was present at both services we attended.Rev Danny Reed gives good sermons and is available during the coffee hour after the service. The sanctuary, windows and memorial tablets depict the long history of the church. The graveyard is surprisingly large and, of course, very old since the church construction was initially begun in 1772. If we lived here, we would belong to this parish.

Visited March 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Serene”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

I have been inside only once, and it has a beautiful ceiling. But it is the cemetery that draws me back. It looks creepy, but it is strangely comforting. Spanish moss, palm trees, flowers and history. I have been there once when tomatoes, peppers and eggplant were growing twixt tiny tombstones. But see the inside of the church. Beautiful.

Visited March 2013
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