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St. Michael's Episcopal Church

Meeting and Broad, Charleston, SC (Charlestowne)
843/723-0603
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Ranked #46 of 168 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cemeteries
Description: Charleston's oldest church has been tolling its bells on the hour since 1764.
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Palm Bay, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful place to visit and full of history. George Washington and Robert E Lee both worshipped at this church and sat in pew 43. Amazingly enough, you are allowed to also sit in this same pew! It was a very humbling thing to do. The church itself is beautiful. I loved the stained glass. The cemetery is also... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very beautiful, and even iconic of Charleston. Stop by, hear the history, and take pictures. It's lovely!

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Portland, Oregon
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Do have a tour guide that can give you all the hidden stories of St. Michael's. Do sit in pew 43 and remember our history. The stain glass windows are beautiful. The woodworking is amazing. Take plenty of time to just sit and let the peace flow through you.

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Washington, N.C.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were worn out and found this church open and it was so refreshing to come out of the heat of the day and view this beautiful church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

St. Michael's Church is beautiful. It was amazing to see the pew on which George Washington sat. It's a church full of history and beauty.

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Houston, TX
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This church was one of our favorite spots in Charleston. The oldest church in Charleston, it boasts a gorgeous elevated pulpit and boxed pews. The docent was friendly and very informative. We were so intrigued by our tour that we returned to worship on Sunday morning, and even though we were in our tourist clothes, we were warmly welcomed. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you stop in Charleston, you HAVE to stop here. There is a pew where George Washington sat when he visited the city. The volunteer was really nice and very informative! The church itself is gorgeous! A must see church in Charleston!

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Dallas, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We love to visit old churches on vacations and this is one of our new favorites. The oldest church in Charleston, dating back to 1752, the sanctuary is still gorgeous. The pews are still gated and it was fun to sit in the same pew that George Wahington occupied when he worshipped there one Sunday morning. Our guide was very... More

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Valparaiso, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Jim greeted us with a smile and a "Welcome to St. Michaels!" He answered our questions and gave us some interesting facts about the church! I was lovely to talk with him and as we left he sent us off with a wish of a good stay in Charleston!

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Quinlan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We visited this church while on a Free Tours by Foot architectural walking tour. It wasn't as fancy as some of the cathedrals we've visited on other vacations but it had gorgeous woodwork and the pews had doors on them which were pretty cool. Our tour guide explained how families used to rent their pews so they were set up... More

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