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St. Michael's Church

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Address: 71 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843/723-0603
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: Charleston's oldest church has been tolling its bells on the hour since...
Charleston's oldest church has been tolling its bells on the hour since 1764.
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Beautiful church and altar

Beautiful church, the booths for service along with the alart and wood work in this church is beautiful, Make sure to include the cemetary as part of your tour of this church!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Minneapolis, MN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church, the booths for service along with the alart and wood work in this church is beautiful, Make sure to include the cemetary as part of your tour of this church!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

PROS; beautiful church along Broad Ave; close to the Exchange and Provost; interesting cemetery outside the church- contains the grave of 2 signers of the Declaration of Independence- Rutledge and Pickney; beautiful enclosed pews inside – George Washington sat on #43. CONS: none.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we really loved the archtecture and coud feel the vibrant comunity life of the upper class and society leading fouding famlies

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We just happened to be walking by as the service was about to start, and we were invited in. The preaching was passionate, and the congregation was responsive and enthusiastic. We had a fine worship experience. It was also encouraging to see what the church was doing to draw in youth and young adults

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Where else can you find the graves/headstones dating back to the 1700s, including those of 2 of the signers of the Constitution? And the flowers that adorn this historic site are gorgeous and lush! Take a little trip through history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This church, with its numbered and reserved booths, gives an indication of what worship must have been like in an era when society was much more hierarchical and with less of a middle class. One can't help but be charmed by the creaky wooden floors and classic organ pipes perched above the nave.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were able to tour this beautiful church. It appears to be a very vibrant church with a large congregaion. We would love to attend a service there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Free and open to the public. Oldest church building in Charleston. First stop on our walking tour, beautiful tiffany windows, woodwork, and organ. George Washington attended services here. Beautiful original chandelier dating from the early 1800's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Beautiful Tiffany stained glass windows. The colors were the most vibrant colors I've ever seen in a church anywhere. Truly something to see in the holy city

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

While walking through Charleston I stumbled upon the open doors of St. Michael's Church. I entered and was awed by the architecture of this grand old church. The graveyard was charming and inhabited by founding fathers of the town and region.

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