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St. Michael's Church

St. Michael's Church

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Towering above surrounding Charleston, the nearly 200-foot tall white steeple of St. Michael’s signals the site of the city’s oldest church. Inside, visitors and parishioners are transported back to the colonial era: alcoves shine with Tiffany stained glass windows, the original 1768 organ still pipes tunes and creaky wooden pews have seated centuries of worshipers including notables George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The central chandelier once blazed with candles, but has since been retrofitted with bulbs. Otherwise little altered, the church has survived tornadoes, an earthquake and even civil war bombings. The pulpit still bears battle wounds suffered in the 1865 Siege of Charleston Harbor. A table in the main vestibule along the western wall details the building’s long and storied history.

Choral music still emanates from St Michael’s on Sundays, and, as a still-functioning Episcopal Church, it can be sometimes challenging to tour the inside. Still, the exterior is a highlight of many historic downtown tours. It's still possible to see the old colonial clock— though minute hands weren’t added until the mid-1800s—and tour the adjacent cemetery, the final resting place of, among several other notables, two signers of the US Constitution.

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71 Broad Street, Charleston , South Carolina, 29401
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Excursão a pé pela histórica Charleston

Excursão a pé pela histórica Charleston

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Neste passeio guiado a pé, viaje no tempo e descubra uma das cidades mais históricas da América: Charleston, na Carolina do Sul. Visite pontos de interesse, incluindo o Washington Square Park; o Dock Street Theatre, o primeiro teatro dos Estados Unidos; o Old Exchange Building, o edifício mais histórico da Carolina do Sul; o White Point Garden, no coração do bairro histórico de Charleston, com uma vista espetacular do Forte Sumter e muito mais.
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