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Address: 71 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843/723-0603
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9:00 am - 12:00 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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One of a kind church ...

Hundreds of years old with the family cubicles still in place ... the more money donated, the closer to the pulpit the families were able to move. Classic and beautiful wood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Huntington, New York
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Huntington, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Hundreds of years old with the family cubicles still in place ... the more money donated, the closer to the pulpit the families were able to move. Classic and beautiful wood, marble and glass.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Just walking in this area you can feel what Charleston used to be like! We happened on this church when a docent was giving the history of it...fascinating. The cemetery, the ironwork, the history. It is a must visit to understand Charleston!

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

the ambience and the liturgy a chance to pray in a beautiful historic spot and a chance to hear the gospel read as it has been for centuries

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Didn't go into the sanctuary because it looked like a wedding rehearsal or something like that going on, but I peeked inside and it is lovely! Exquisite details adorn the wood walls in the welcoming area. A very beautiful church with lots of history and good energy inside and on the grounds.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit. Beautiful church with a wonderful history. From the Tiffany stained glass to the family pews, it was a wonderful experience to visit. Five stars!!!

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Burying grounds connected to a church is called a graveyard.....a burial ground without a church affiliation is called a cemetery....this church was established in 1680 and has many famous citizens buried in their yard.....flowers and scrubs....it's a lovely retreat.....spend some time on their little bench just pondering the city and it's people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

From the walled pews with locks on them, to the scar on the floor from a civil war shell, this church oozes history!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Although you can see this church on your own time, I would strongly suggest seeing it on a tour. We saw this church on our 2 Sister tour and not only were we inspired by its beauty, we were educated with its history. To know that Washington and other historic figures sat in this church was kinda cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a "Must See". The architecture, the stained glass windows, the history all make it a "must visit" church.

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What a gem of a tour! This year St. Michael's started giving free tours on Thursdays (and by appointment 843-723-0603.) Our tour guide, Jeffrey, was outstanding! So much history, anecdotes and deep appreciation for all the artistry that went into the Church (amazing pulpit, Tiffany windows, jaw dropping wood work and huge chandelier, etc.) And the stories! Wow! George Washington,... More 

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