This is a charming, historic old church (Episcopal), open for viewing and staffed with a charming docent. Some of the headstones in the graveyard go back to the Revolutionary War.
Saint Helenas church has been in existence since 1712 and is the oldest church in South Carolina. Attached to the church is a grave yard full of historic people. The services are at 8;00,1015 and 6:00. All are welcomed. The interior of the church is beautiful. The silver used during communion is from the civil war. Come see us and... More
We saw this while on a walking tour. It is full of history and the church itself is beautiful. We went inside, but were told they were closed for cleaning even though the doors were unlocked.
My wife and I stayed at a Bed & Breakfast in Beaufort, South Carolina recently. The weather was beautiful, so we decided to take a walk, and two blocks away we found this very old cemetery, surrounded by an old 6 foot brick wall on all sides. Upon entering the gate, we learned that it was the St. Helena's Episcopal... More
This is a beautiful church with a remarkable history, The best part of the visit was that a docent was available. We were advised of the timing by the visitor center. The docent, a former high school teacher, was extremely knowledgeable and wove in a history of the city as she talked about the church. She had exceptional skill as... More
The sign on the door said "Open" but the door was locked. Enjoyed looking around the churchyard. Who do you suppose puts those brand-new Confederate flags on the graves?
Very interesting and historic church in Beaufort. We took the time to read many of the gravestones and memorials. British, Confederate and American flags decorate the graves. Amazing stories and history to absorb here.
Mainstream Episcopalians may not feel entirely comfortable with the opinions expressed by the docents. Still, it's a beautiful church with a long history, well worth a visit.
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