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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, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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509 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Finger Lakes, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
13 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Driving from Charleston to Beaufort, we thought it would be interesting to see if there was anything historic between the two cities. Doing a Google search, I came up with this place. Running a bit behind schedule because we got lost trying to find it, we could only stay for a couple of minutes. Destroyed twice in its history, once... More 

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Box Elder, South Dakota
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a bucket list place for sure. You need to visit...once in a lifetime! Look it up online to see the photos. If you like history, old churches, ghosts, and peace...you need to go here.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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134 reviews 134 reviews
90 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is well worth the time to see. Directly inside the gate is a functioning, hand operated water pump. Everyone present wanted a turn to pump the handle. Not far from this is the trunk of a tree that someone has saved by stuffing it with bricks that blend with the tree. It's an unusual sight to see. The ruins... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A little ways outside of Beaufort, SC on a winding country road stands this beautiful small graveyard and remains of the Old Sheldon Church. This brick structure is a great setting for photographers and artists. Definitely worth the drive!

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