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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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Most spiritual and peaceful place in the South Carolina low country

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Chichester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's interesting to see these ruins. One should remember also that it's still the resting place of a few people. It's very photogenic from all angles. There is a parking area and also some picnic seating if the weather is on your side.

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Hyde Park, New York
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25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Interesting ruins of an old church. Took many photographs. Parking lot across the road which was handy.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

burned during both the Revolutionary AND the Civil Wars, it is STILL standing! creepy but REALLY COOL!!

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