Penelope Gets the Holy City Treatment

After a gluttonous week exploring Charleston's many, many restaurants, Penelope checked into the Wentworth Mansion. After all that eating, she knew this inn was the place to rest, relax and redeem herself for week three of her Charleston vacation. (That and the Mansion is across the lawn from her favorite restaurant thus far, Circa 1886.) Penelope has already found her favorite spot at the Wentworth Mansion: the cupola. This rooftop perch is one of the only places in Charleston to capture a 360-degree view the city. Penelope heard Charleston called the Holy City, and after just a few minutes on the cupola, she knew why. The view from up above the city is so beautiful, some call it a religious experience. After seeing this skyline full of steeples, Penelope had a religious experience for a whole 'nother reason. When Charleston was settled, it was one of the only places in the thirteen colonies to accept all religions, and that they did. In fact, churches are so much a part of the city, building law states that no building should exceed the height of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on King Street. Penelope was so intrigued by the Holy City history, that she called her friend John LaVerne, Owner of Bulldog Tours, for the inside scoop. Today she's headed out into Charleston to visit the churches beneath these three steeples. Can you guess which three churches they are? Stay tuned Wednesday at 3pm, when Penelope reveals her three favorite churches in the Holy City. A few Holy City clues... 1. Another National Historic Landmark, home to the oldest congregation in Charleston. 2. A church that represents one of the Four Corners of Charleston Law. 3. Right next door to the John Rutledge House Inn, a Catholic church. Message us your answer on Facebook or send an e-mail to

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