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St. Helena's Episcopal Church

501 Church St., Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC SC 29902
843/522-1712
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Beaufort
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Quaint, lovely church...I always enjoy going inside of at least one structure. This provided a welcome respite during the wonderful walking tour.

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Tucson, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I saw this on Janet's Walking tour and just loved it. Very historic church, lovingly and beautifully maintained by devoted parishioners. Lots and lots of history.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited this on our walking tour of Beaufort and was told about some of the people in the graveyard of the church and then was given a tour of the inside along with some of the history of the building. Well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Searched the cemetery for historical ancestor burials, and was not disappointed. I only wish I had more time than I did for further searching.

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orlando
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71 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This church carries on today with services in historic Beaufort, SC, but probably much differently than it did in the early 1700's. For us, it was the cemetery that drew us in, as there are stones dating back to the Revolutionary War. One such grave of Col. John Barnwell, who was born in Dublin,Ireland in 1671, and was laid to... More

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Saint James City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful church, interior very well kept. The graveyard is so interesting and so old. Docent did not acknowledge us. We had already read about it, but would have been nice to hear a few extra facts. Definitely worth the time.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful historic churches that I have seen. Take some time to walk around the grave yard!

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Saw it just passing through on my way to Hunting Island State Park. Looked liked it had some history behind it!

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piqua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My hubby and I like visiting old cemeteries and the one that surrounds this church was VERY old. There is a lot of history to learn about St. Helena's and a docent on hand to explain it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful old church - established 1712 - churchyard is the resting place for Revolutionary War soldiers (both Patriots and British), Confederate soldiers, and members of old Beaufort families. Docents on duty most days to show off the inside and share the history of this beloved place.

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