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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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Address: Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
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Simply Stunning

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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24 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Palatka, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I found this on trip advisor and planned to visit since we were nearby in Beaufort, SC. My husband wasn't really interested but agreed to go. He really was glad he went. It is something very unusual. The church was very large and majestic. We love old graveyards and reading the old tombstones. It was so sad so many of... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is something you can not miss. There is no charge. This is just an amazing site sitting in the middle of a wooded area, This church was destroyed during the Civil War by both the Union troops and the local people who needed building materials. What is left is a beautiful attraction that you can walk around and through.... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

These ruins are rich in history don't be spooked by the graves throughout. Also enjoyed pumping the well water for a face splash refresher after a long drive.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were staying in Beaufort and saw the picture of this at the Beaufort visitor center. When we asked about it, the lady at the desk didn't seem interested in sharing the information. We actually asked for directions twice, and she finally shared them but replied, "its quite a drive out there." We went anyway and it was well worth... More 

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