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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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9:00 am - 4:00 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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Enjoyed Sunday Services

We attended Sunday services at St. Michael's. The sermon was very good and the people very friendly. I was nice to be able to worship in a church with a grand history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We attended Sunday services at St. Michael's. The sermon was very good and the people very friendly. I was nice to be able to worship in a church with a grand history.

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Birmingham, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

St. Michael's is one of the highlights on any guided tour of Charleston and well worth the effort to see.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The unusual pews and beautiful construction make this a must-see stop in Charleston. Architectural beauty and George Washington and Robert E. Lee worshiped here!! (so they say). It is located on the corner of Meeting and Broad Streets with three other historical buildings: The Federal Building and U.S. Post Office, the Charleston County Courthouse, and City Hall. We stopped there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A walking tour is a must when you visit Charleston and make sure you stop to see this beautiful church and adjoining cemetery. Read up a little about it before you go so that you know some history about this church. George Washington worshiped here when he was in Charleston.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Was at this church for a wedding. Beautiful church. We enjoy seeing other churches.If ever in this town again, we will visit here. God bless!!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the loveliest churches I have seen, The windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany are a treasure, the original pulpit with sounding board is impressive, and the wooden pews and other decorations are rich and beautiful.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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86 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of America's great treasures. When ever I pass it, if it is open, I go in. I don't know what you have where you live. But don't ignore it. It needs your love as much as you need its (or someone's)

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Sweetwater, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We did not get to see the church. Rather, I was most interested in the cemetery. Some may think this is a little strange. But I am a history buff. I visited the graves of two of the signers of the U.S. Constitution. I was in awe to be standing next to people who were so important in the creation... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a wonderful old church with beautiful stained glass windows by Tiffany and the pew where Washington and Lee had worshiped. The cemetery is well worth a visit too. Our guide pointed out the tombstone where the woman who was responsible for the start of the indigo trade is mentioned as the mother of the signer of the Declaration... More 

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A very nice sight to check out while visiting Charleston! The Church & Cemetery itself are very beautiful to view and take in, from a cultural & historical standpoint.

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