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“gorgeous church” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Michael's Episcopal Church

St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Meeting and Broad, Charleston, SC (Charlestowne)
843/723-0603
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Ranked #42 of 163 activities in Charleston
Type: Religious Sites, Cemeteries
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Owner description: Charleston's oldest church has been tolling its bells on the hour since 1764.
Guntersville, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“gorgeous church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The church is so beautiiful and has such history behind it. We saw the special "box seat" where George Washington sat when he visited Charleston. And the cemetary is very interesting and has some very important people buried in it. It is a beautiful piece of Charleston history.

Visited October 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Historical church and positive worship experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We are new Charleston residents. One recent Sunday we decided to visit the 10:30 am church service at St. Michael's to get a peek inside and explore its historical past. After one visit, we found a jewel of church with a mind toward Christ and kind, friendly parishioners and priests. We have been regular attendees ever since! Visitors are offered a short tour of the building and graveyard after the 1030 service. Bells are rung by hand just before service. It is a beautiful and reflective time. The preaching is well done with relevant topics rooted to the scriptures. Even if you are only in town for a short while, it is worth the time to come and visit a St Michael's church service. But if that is not possible, St Michael's is is usually open to visitors during the day. So come sit in the old box pews and reflectively take in the beauty of the carved wood and stained glass. Then stroll through the historic graveyard and through the intricate iron gates. You will not be disappointed.

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lovely historical church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We spent a few minutes exploring the interior of this beautiful church on Meeting St. Pew # 43 was supposedly where both George Washington & Robert E Lee worshipped during their Charleston visits. Worth a peek as well as a stroll through the graveyard.

Visited November 2012
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Greensboro, NC
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great Cemetary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

You could spend all day just reading the stones. The church is great, lots of history, but don't just see the graveyard at night, the daytime is the time to go.

Visited October 2012
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Reno, Nevada
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21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Oldest church edifice in the city of Charleston, South Carolina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I went on a search for ancestors buried in the cemetery of this beautifully well maintained church and discovered a treasure of historical significance. this church was completed in 1761 and in 1791, pew #43, George Washington worshiped. Robert E. Lee also worshiped 71 years later in the same pew. The church's graveyard also contains many famous southerners final resting place.

Visited October 2012
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