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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Yemassee
Type: Historic Sites
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a wonderful Revolutionary War & Civil War relic that is easy to get to out of Beaufort or on the way between Charleston & Savannah. That being said, our GPS caused us to drive past it TWICE and had absolutely the wrong location. Pay attention to the signage for a historical marker which was somewhat difficult to locate... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Frankly, the history doesn’t intrigue me, but the mood and textures of this site are compelling. If I resided near these ruins, I would be running out there every season, different times of day, and in different weather. The opportunities to capture the moment, the light – the essence of timelessness - are incalculable. Less than 20 miles north of... More

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Surf City, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It is easy to understand why so many people use the ruins of this church to have a wedding. The setting is amazing. As a photographer I could really appreciate the ruins, the trees the over all setting of this building.

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The Old Sheldon Church Ruins are a little tricky to find, but definitely worth the trip. There is an atmosphere of peace and serenity here that breathes with the history of the place. The ruins are very beautiful. The brickwork still standing is amazing, and one can imagine what a magnificent structure it must have been. The grounds are lovely,... More

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Bon Air, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We seek places like this out in our travels. The history of the Sheldon ruins is unmatched. The age, and beauty of the grounds are breathtaking. I would like to see what it looked like when it was first built. We walked around for at least 2 hours absorbing every view. One thing interesting is the very scattered and random... More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A good stop en route to Charleston, SC (ok, a little out of the way--but not much); beautiful, sacred church ruins. Won't hurt to hear a local tell of some "stories" that are "seen".. or perhaps felt. To some, this place is a great venue for weddings. To others, a great photographic site. And yet to another group, a sacred... More

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Roscommon, Michigan
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16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Woah. This is is picturesque and beautiful. It got burnt twice, but that didn't stop it from looking strong and unfazed. The graves are in great condition, as are the grounds, which are meticulously kept. It's kind of eerie, and there was graffiti there too, and I was so mad. How could someone do that? Those bricks are super old... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This church was built and burnt twice (by the British Army, then the Federal Army) and is historically interesting. But until you actually see this, it's hard to describe its eerie beauty. It's not far from the main highway and is absolutely worth the stop. Great photo opportunity.

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New York, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

An old church that was built twice and burned within less than 40 years after each, first time by the British army in 1779 and second time by the Federal army in 1565. However it seems the past continued to linger here, through its hollowed walls, moss clapped half leaning trees, and chipped grave tombstones. We were there after it... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Just a couple miles off the main highway, 17 miles north of the Beaufort area, sitting in a gorgeous clearing of huge trees laden with spanish moss, are these beautiful historic church ruins. We were surprised by the size of them and their connection to both the revolutionary and civil wars. There are also old gravestones on the property to... More

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