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Charleston Sights

St. Michael's Episcopal Church

Updated 09/24/2012

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Topped by a 186-foot steeple, Charleston's most famous, this is the city's oldest surviving church. The first cornerstone was set in place in 1752 and, through the years, other elements were added: the steeple clock and bells (1764); the organ (1768); the font (1771); and the altar (1892). The pulpit—original to the church—was designed to maximize natural acoustics. Washington worshipped here in 1791.

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78 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, USA

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  • Weekdays 9–4:30, Sat. 9–noon

Updated 09/24/2012


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