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St. Michael's Church

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Neighborhood: Charlestowne
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Address: 71 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843/723-0603
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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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George Washington and Robert E. Lee worshipped here

I was on a cruise and met friends to spend the day touring Charleston. This church and the adjoining cemetery was a stop we very much enjoyed. The whole church is in those... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I was on a cruise and met friends to spend the day touring Charleston. This church and the adjoining cemetery was a stop we very much enjoyed. The whole church is in those enclosed kind of pew boxes and a brochure tells you where GW and Lee sat. The pulpit is stunning (and original). The chancel has a Tiffany window.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The church is lovely......a nice moment of contemplation while making our way through the city on a self-guided walking trek.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful and historic church. Definitely worth the stop while in the area. The gentlemen in the church took the time to give us some history of the church and was very informative.

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Johns Island, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Don't miss stepping inside this beautiful church with Tiffany stained glass. Imagine the days when George Washington visited while he was in Charleston. Thank you, St Michaels, for making this available for people to enjoy and appreciate.

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Milwaukee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I stumbled upon the Church as I was walking around the city. It is very beautiful and remains in great condition. The woodwork and architecture is beautiful, the age of the Church really displays well. The pews are amazing, made of solid wood and yet in a setup I have never seen before. The alter is beautiful all in itself.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Saw this on the Colonial Tour with Brian of Charlestonsole.com. Beautiful and fascinating Church. George Washington actually sat there! The pulpit is worth the price of admission...which was free...However, it is truly one gorgeous piece of woodwork. Go see this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Walked from the market to the church as it was a very welcoming and easy to see the history surrounding this beautiful church.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Be sure to visit the graveyard and see some of the oldest tombstones around. Church history is amazing! There is a free booklet in the Church that explains the history of all the beautiful pieces

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an excellent church-one can see the history surrounding it! While walking around the garden, one can see tomb stones from the 1800s

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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were just walking by and found this little church yard. We read the inscription and decided to go in. All we saw were very old, ill-kept tombstones and had a difficult time finding the one that we came to see. Pinckney and Rutledge tombstones. It was a small walk through time and we were on our way. For the... More 

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