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St. Helena's Episcopal Church

Address: 501 Church St., Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC SC 29902
Phone Number: 843/522-1712
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Ranked #9 of 41 things to do in Beaufort
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When we stopped by there was a docent on duty. She was full of all kinds of information. She told us about the history of the church and some of it's former attendees. It was refreshing to be in a church where the history of it's church was important, not just the religion. The church was beautiful and I was... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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109 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The oldest tombstone pre-dates the revolution. There tombstones from revolutionary war vets, civil war vets and many of the founding families of Beaufort.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I simply had no idea that this area was as old as it is and the church is proof of that history. Beautifully maintained with fascinating gardens and grounds.

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24 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Seeing a church that was started around the inception of this historic town was pretty interesting. Even better was the graveyard that surrounded the church grounds. There were confederate and American flags next to graves beside one another. Truly worth seeing if you are a history buff! An easy walk from Bay Street if you are down there shopping already.

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is Avery beautiful old church with a great deal of history. The volunteer docents are first rate.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Full of history, we had a great Docent who is a member of the congregation. Definitely worth the visit.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The old church, now an Anglican church, was a surgery during the civil war run by the union army, but did "surgeries" on union and confederate soldiers. Many soldiers from both sides of the war are in the old graveyard that surrounds the church, and is open to the public. Many graves are marked by flags indicating which side of... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This cemetery unlike most others in historic cities is open to the public 24/7. It is beautifully maintained with graves dating back to the 1700's. Flags and markers for union and confederate army veterans are well preserved. I even found 2 markers for Revolutionary War veterans.

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Murphy, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Wonderful knowledgeable docents gave us a tour of the place pointing out historical characters like Tuscarora Jack. They showed us the graveyard and church. This church also often hosts organ concerts along with several services each Sunday.

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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

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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