Circular Congregational Church, Charleston

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  • The congregation was established and co-founded in 1681 by English Congregationalists, Scots Presbyterians, and French Huguenots in the spirit of diversity. The circular sanctuary is in the design of ...  more »
  • We did this as part of walk around the city. It was beautiful architecture and as we read the oldest graveyard in Charleston. We walked around and read headstones and enjoyed the way the church has co...  more »
  • It's a beautiful church inside and out. We were there for the Sounds of Charleston concert (which was very good) and although the church is small by today's standards, it has great acoustics and inter...  more »
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  • Sounds of Charleston is so fun! The church hosts a fun history of Charleston through song musical - great performers and a lively director make for a fun evening.
  • I love old cemeteries and this one didn't dissapoint
  • Spooky at night
  • Cool historic church and cemetary. Worth seeing.
  • Circular Congregational is one of the oldest churches in Charleston. It has the oldest graveyard in Charleston, dating from 1681. The grounds are the site of the first "Meeting House" in Charleston. The only "churches" back then were Church of England and nothing else could be called a church. So other denominations and groups had to have meeting houses. Circular was the first such meeting house for a dissenting group and is where Meeting Street gets its name! The current building dates from the 1890s, as does the pipe organ in the church. The original Robert Mills church dated from the 1830s and burned in the great fire that hit Charleston in the 1860s.

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