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French Huguenot Church

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Address: 136 Church St, At the corner of Church and Queen sts., Charleston, SC 29401-2802
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This beautiful church dates back to 1844 and is the only French Hugenot...

This beautiful church dates back to 1844 and is the only French Hugenot church in the country that still gives the liturgy in French.

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Seeing a Huguenot church in Charleston made me think of my days in world history learning about their persecution in France from the Catholic church. Learn the history of the... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Seeing a Huguenot church in Charleston made me think of my days in world history learning about their persecution in France from the Catholic church. Learn the history of the church and then go for a visit. It truly is interesting.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This church was absolutely beautiful and very historic. It still had the old pew boxes and a few family names still on them. I went for a wedding.

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Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a beautiful old church and the only active French Huguenot Church in the US. On the morning we visited, the church was open and two volunteers were there to give us a one-on-one tour. They also told us the spots for the best photographs. Be sure to get them to tell you about the gothic screens in the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Another very old church with so much history. The inside is beautiful. Only three Huguenot churches in America including this one.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a beautiful church and if you have Huguenot ancestry it is definitely worth a visit, even if your ancestor did not come through South Carolina. The church is very old and has a lot of history. The inside is beautiful. A lot of famous people have passed through it. Worth a visit!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I passed by since it's across the street from the Dock Street Theater and decided I had to go inside. The architecture is beautiful both inside and outside. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark. The church is open to visitors and has someone inside to answer any questions. This is such a small world. The lady who was... More 

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

A few more pictures from Charleston. On Sunday morning, Eric and I attended the services at the only French Huguenot church in the US. We stayed after for brief overview of the church, and its history by a member of the congregation. The service was very much like services in my Methodist Church. We, along with other visitors, were invited... More 

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Wilmington , DE
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We visited on our first day in Charleston and got a one on one tour. You especially want to visit if you are interested in the early history of the city since so many prominent people were and are connected to this church. The inside contains the most interesting art and architecture. Be sure to take special note of the... More 

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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The only remaining French Huguenot church in the US. Very interesting guides and fascinating to see so many plaques honoring Huguenots in the US History

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Rhode Island
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Being of French Huguenot descent of those whom helped settle the New Paltz area of New York in the 1600's, I was really hoping to get a look at the interior of this church and explore a bit of its history for those that settled south. Alas, the gates to the grounds were locked, and the church closed. All I... More 

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