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The Churches of Charleston

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If church buildings could talk, these edifices in South Carolina's "Holy City" would whisper tales of colonial religious tolerance, of Civil War horrors, and of the 1886 earthquake that collapsed walls and toppled steeples. The monuments and their gardens and graveyards live on, though, and many are open to casual visitors.
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150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
I probably have a biased fondness for Circular Church, as I grew up going there. But the building's Romanesque style has charms for any visitor. The building dates from the 1890s, but the congregation was founded in the 1600s, a history reflected...
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90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Carolina was a colony that welcomed religious diversity, and so there are all kinds of religious denominations with historic buildings in Charleston. Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim's congregation was formed in 1749 and has occupied this Greek Revival...
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71 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Located at the intersection of Broad and Meeting, St. Michael's is one of the "Four Corners of Law": three corners of the intersection are anchored by a historic government building, and the fourth is St. Michael's, which, of course represents...
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142 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Nicknamed the Holy City for its abundance of churches, Charleston's most notable house of worship is St. Philip’s. The Anglican parish was constructed in 1680 and rebuilt in 1835 after a devastating fire. Since then, it’s...
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136 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
This beautiful Gothic Revival building hosts the United States' only independent Huguenot congregation. Try to get inside the sanctuary to see the elegant nave.