First (Scots) Presbyterian Church

53 Meeting ST
Charleston, SC 29401


Founded by Caledonian immigrants in 1731. The first congregation was made up of 12 Scottish families who left the Independent Church of Charles Towne in 1731. The present church, built in 1813, features the Scottish Seal etched in stained-glass over the main entrance. The bells were given to the Confederacy in 1863. One bell was replaced in the North Tower in 1999.

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53 Meeting ST
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-722-8882
Fax: 843-805-6621


  • Civil War
  • Days and Hours of Operation : M-Th 9am-5pm, F 9am-1pm
  • Days and Holidays Closed : Major holidays
  • Hours Year-round : Worship 8:45am & 11:15am (Summer worship 10am Memorial Day through Labor Day)