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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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Address: Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
Phone Number: 843-525-8500
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Great side trip

visisted this site with my children (ages 3, 7, 9, 12, & 14). They all loved it! The little ones enjoyed running and hiding in the ruins. The middle child shared what she'd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

visisted this site with my children (ages 3, 7, 9, 12, & 14). They all loved it! The little ones enjoyed running and hiding in the ruins. The middle child shared what she'd learned about the civil war and the older kids took pictures. My 14 year old specifically said it was "Cool." Cool! A few notes : * parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Sad history, but beautiful grounds. Huge live oaks surrounding the church ruins. Be mindful of the old headstones on the grounds.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a really neat place to visit if you like architecture or history at all. I am an art photographer and enjoyed getting several shots of this place. It's a really beautiful place.

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South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have visited this place over 20 times. Each time I am feel refreshed and filled with the Holy Spirit. It is set among tress on a back road in Beaufort County. You can get to it by I-95 exit 33 or 38. it will take you about 10 minutes to get there off the interstate. The church was built... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This site is in the middle of nowhere. That's what makes it so fascinating. Imagine 300 years ago getting to this church by horse/carriage. The grounds have scattered gravesites dating back to the early 1700's. The church ruins are a marvel. Brick columns/walls show true craftsmanship from our earlier days. Plan to spend at least an hour here. If you... More 

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you drive anywhere near Beaufort. SC or within an hour of Savannah, Charleston anywhere that brings you withing one hour of this remarkable gem GO THERE !!! My husband had been there before, and this was my first visit. Outstanding !!!! The mind blowing thought that you are standing among the ruins of a church from the 1700's is... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great place to visit. The old church & graveyard are very interesting. Coordinates: 32.6185° N, 80.7805° W

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I stopped here on a road trip from Florida to Charleston, SC. I cannot express how peaceful, beautiful and breath taking. This place is. Old, and full of history and plenty of angles to take pictures. I am so happy that I decided to detour here to check it out, .I will be back <3

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I'll NEVER go to Beaufort/Hilton Head without a trip to the Old Shelton Chucrch Ruins. It's truly a special place, beautuful and historic. It will remind you in no uncertain terms how far back our Christian heritage extends. Bring your camera!

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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nice spot to stop off if it's not far out of your way, especially if you are architecturally minded. Nothing there except the ruins, could look at pictures of it and not miss much in our view.

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Address: Address: Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
Phone Number: 843-525-8500
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Yemassee

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