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St. Philip's Church

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Address: 142 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2898
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Historical, Beautiful, Hospitable!!

Walking around downtown Charleston, SC, we meandered into the open doors of this beautiful, historic church. Lovely to see, but we really enjoyed the warm hospitable conversation... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Williamsburg, VA
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Williamsburg, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around downtown Charleston, SC, we meandered into the open doors of this beautiful, historic church. Lovely to see, but we really enjoyed the warm hospitable conversation with volunteers from the church who welcomed us & shared some of the history ( one of the oldest in Charleston?) What a delight!!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful church in the center of the historic district. This is a great spot to visit. One of the many beautiful and interesting churches you can visit while you are in town.

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Big old church. Walked the grounds which is interesting cemetery and then walked in. Had two people there to give history, etc if you wanted. It is not an elaborate church but a very majestic place. Nice to see quickly

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

This is a beautiful church inside and out. The cemetery is very old and is the burial site of Charles Pinckney (signer of the constitution and 8th Governor of South Carolina) and Thomas Pinckney (7th Governor of South Carolina).

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Piscataway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This Anglican Church was established in 1680 in the Carolinas, and has a rather rare painting in it's Narthex,depicting Mary and Joseph with their offering of two turtledoves, as Simon holds the baby Jesus, having begged the Lord not to take him, until he had seen the promised Messiah.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Very fine colonial church. Great organ. Well maintained. Interesting 'friends' (born in Charleston) and separate 'strangers' cemeteries (not born in Charleston-- where Calhoun is buried. Well worth a stop--check opening times during the week.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

very nice Church at the foot of Church Street. Mid 19th century church exhibits original furnishing, bright interior. We were told that it is not often open to the public but well worth the time to visit when it is

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

St. Philip's was the first congregation south of Virginia before you got to Catholic Spanish Florida. It was founded 1680. The present church edifice dates to 1838 and was known as the Lighthouse Church. There was a light up in the tall steeple to guide ships to port. St. Philip's functions as the Lighthouse for spiritual leadership and a sense... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

St. Phillip's Episcopal Church is both architecturally important, it has great historic significance too, as the oldest religious structure in South Carolina. We kept seeing its spire, all over the Historic District, so it was not long, before we found our way there, and were rewarded by both the structure, and the grounds, which house several cemeteries. We spent an... More 

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Harshaw, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Even though this historic church has signs that say "The Episcopal Church Welcomes You" the sings are behind locked and barred wrought iron gates which are locked on an early Sunday afternoon. So, we were not able to visit the church, much less feeling welcomed.

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