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“Such a neat place, beautiful church..”

Circular Congregational Church
Ranked #32 of 191 things to do in Charleston
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Nestled off the street but in plain view, you can miss it just hurrying to your destination.

I love old churches and cemeteries and this was a good find. It’s not huge but there is some history. It’s very easy to walk through.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Stroll through the old graveyard at this church and read the inscriptions on graves dating back to colonial days. See graves of entire families whose members died within days of each other (smallpox?) This can be a peaceful and contemplative break from the hectic sightseeing tours.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Circular Church as our last stop on a ghost tour. It was very dark making the grave yard very creepy. We were encouraged to take photos and I must admit, I did pick up some odd distortions on my pictures.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

In 1681 members were referred to as "dissenters" as they would not adhere the the Anglican Church in England or here in the colonies. The members included English Congregationalists, French Huguenots and Scottish Presbyterians. African-Americans both free and enslaved were included in the flock. The church yard is the oldest in the city. The building dates from 1892 and is listed in the National Register. Today the church is a United Church of Christ(Progressive) and they advertise in their web-site that they do not take the Bible literally. The Church was closed when we visited but the yard and old historic graves could be visited which we did.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We only went to the graveyard. It is very interesting with graves dating back to the 1600. Many old ones are hard to read but it looked like some have been restored. The history is amazing to read on the gravestones.

Date of experience: June 2018
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