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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Address: Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Yemassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Cincinnati, OH
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159 reviews 159 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Knowing this church was burnt two separate times in two separate wars was very interesting. Prior to visiting I didn't realize it was as old as it was. If you're on your way to Parris Island or Beaufort, this is a quick and easy stop that is well worth your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Just 5 minutes past 23 South to Beaufort. We visited in a downpour and still were able to take beautiful pictures. Well worth the trip. Serene and solemn. A "must do".

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Bucyrus, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A very beautiful place to visit. The history is just amazing. We went around 4pm and it was a perfect time to take pictures with the sun making its way down through the trees. Very nice visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A little "off the beaten path", but worth the trip. Gorgeous tranquil setting for event or family photos, and a great opportunity to experience the low country. Don't skip the causeway just past the church ruins either! We just happened to miss the ruins on our first trip, and turned around at the next roadway on the left. It fell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This attraction is worth the hour drive from Hilton Head, the walls and columns are still standing after being burned by the British and Sherman's army. The old grave sites are really interesting and the close proximity to the adjacent road is kind of shocking,

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Berkley, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Naturally, a church ruin is going to have its own special character, and this one is no different. It was very pleasant, quiet (except the locals do race down the street - be sure you are careful crossing else you become roadkill and need to be buried in the cemetery!) Look for signs that say "Sheldon Church" not "church ruins",... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I stopped here only 2 miles off Hey. 17 (coming back from Savannah going to Charleston). This place was so peaceful. Even the two mile road trip off the highway was breath-taking! Stop here - - you will be glad you did.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Very pretty spot to stop, take pictures, and stretch your legs on a road trip from Savannah to Charleston. There's plenty of parking in the designated lot across the street from the ruins. Look both ways when crossing the street!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

the old ruins are interesting to walk and observe. It's FREE to stop. I did on my my back from Beaufort. Something beautiful to experience. There's a sort of peaceful,yet haunting feeling there. History buffs should stop for sure, and also those who like to experience old America. Great for photos. the trees and ruins make for some stunning pictures.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Well, I rate this as am excellent value because it's free, but I think the Pon Pon Chapel ruins have been better preserved. The Old Sheldon Church ruins and cemetary make for a nice photographic spot or a picnic area on a nice day, but the ruins have been the target of vandals scratching their initials and whatnot on the... More 

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