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St. Philip's Episcopal Church

St. Philip's Episcopal Church

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Established in 1670, this "mother church" of the Province originally stood on the site where St. Michael's stands today. The present building (c. 1835-1838) saw its bells converted into cannons during the Civil War. On July 4, 1976, new bells were placed in the steeple, and again St. Philip's bells could call the faithful to worship. St. Philip's was known as the lighthouse church, a light having been put into the steeple to help guide ships to port. The federal government actually maintained this light early into the 20th century. The property is a National Historic Landmark.
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Charleston
Coastal & Islands
142 Church ST,
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-7734
Info & Amenities
Location
I-26 E. to the East Bay St. exit. Follow E. Bay to Cumberland St. and turn right. Follow Cumberland to Church St. and turn left. (Church St. is one way.)
Civil War
Yes
Days and Hours of Operation
See church website for worship schedule.
Days and Holidays Closed
Sa
Free Admission
Yes