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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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Hear the ghosts whisper

Just an amazing place! To see a church that was open to Indian attacks, was burned by 2 occupying armies and finally left for dead! This place has hosted many weddings and every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just an amazing place! To see a church that was open to Indian attacks, was burned by 2 occupying armies and finally left for dead! This place has hosted many weddings and every photographer has to shoot Old Sheldon Ruins! Many plantations nearby and excellent biking just west. Frank Lloyd Wrights Auldbrass is near by. Take a picnic lunch.

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Upstate SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Quiet, peaceful majestic place. Enjoy the moss draped trees and walking inside and around the ruins. Please be respectful. I stop there and at The Chapel of Ease in Beaufort every visit that way to enjoy.

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Cross Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I always stop here on my way to Savannah and Hilton Head each year. The place is beautiful reminder of days gone by. It is so gorgeous with the huge columns and trees covered in Spanish moss. I recommend this place to anyone who likes history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

A stunning historical site with more visual beauty than educational opportunity. Even on a rainy, overcast day such as on our visit, the photo ops abound!

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Columbia, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Take the time to stop by! First of all the road itself to get to Old Sheldon Church is beautiful and the church itself is amazing! We walked around for some time reading the graves which some were sad but still a serene feeling as well. We walked the grounds and examined the architecture of the old church remains! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Worth the stop it will take you a few minutes to enjoy some history sad to learn it burned down twice I wouldn't spoil the whole story stop in we did on our way back to Charleston from a romantic getaway to Beaufort

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I loved this place. Well worth the stop. You can feel the history as you walk through the gates. if you are quiet enough you almost hear the past talking to you. Absolutely hauntingly beautiful

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Yemassee, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just stop and stroll the grounds, read the memorialized plates, and pay respect to those laid to rest there. Quite possible you could feel a presence, or not. And take photos.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Some friends of mine had gone to the Old Sheldon Church Ruins and their pictures were amazing so I had to see for myself. We stopped last weekend on the way back from Beaufort; what a beautiful drive just getting to the ruins! Walking thru the gates I felt like I was transported in time....what a lovely, peaceful, serene place!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a place I've been wanting to visit, but simply hadn't made it down that way. I made a point of going a few days ago and it was lovely. Hauntingly so, though not in the scary sense of haunting. It was lovely to walk around the grounds and pay respect to those buried there, to simply look at... More 

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