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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Beaufort, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth the side trip. Be sure to read the historic plaques for historical perspectives on our southern roots.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you are driving too fast you will miss it. There is a parking lot opposite the church. Go with a desire to sense the atmosphere and a great imagination to think about what it must have been like 100+ years ago. It's beautiful and peaceful and worth stopping. A good photo opportunity. GREAT that people will respect this historic... More

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Gold Hill, North Carolina
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Ruins of the Old Sheldon Church are a little off the beaten path, but worth the drive just for the peaceful feeling you get while walking among the ruins. We stopped on a Friday and although there were others at the site, you could still get that feeling of awe and serenity that comes from being in an abandoned... More

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Walterboro, South Carolina, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've been here twice before as a teen, both times at night (anyone around here knows how the ghost stories go.) Thankfully I was finally able to visit here last Sunday in the day time with my husband and sons. It's nothing spectacular (as far as things to do or see) but it is a beautiful place to stop by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've been pretty fortunate and been a few places and seen a few things. This is one of my favorite places on Earth. Even of you aren't into things like this, go with a closed mind and spend 15 minutes there. If you don't like it, at least you tried. It will haunt your memories, in a good way, as... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stopped at the ruins on our way to Hilton Head. If you enjoy connecting historical dots, cemeteries, architecture, and getting off the beaten path this is an easy stop we'll worth the time. Remember you're on hallowed ground and be ware of the mosquitos!!!

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A friend recommended a quick trip to Beaufort, SC and a stop by the ruins for our anniversary weekend. We're were not disappointed. The ruins and grounds are beautiful. What an amazing little piece of American history.

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Yemassee, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you're interested because of the history it hols or just because it's beautiful, you're in the right place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am so glad we took the time to visit the Old Sheldon Church Ruins. I was impressed that the grounds were so well taken care of. Absolutely breath-taking scenery! I enjoyed walking around and reading everything! This would be a great place to take family pictures! If you are in this area, you must take time out to go... More

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Low country South Carolina history does not get any better than Old Sheldon church, just outside Beaufort, South Carolina. We have visited this site of the old church numerous times and it never grows "old". The site is just off I-95(about 10 miles) and such a neat historical site. It is so peaceful and the history is so compelling, you... More

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