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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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Beautiful piece of History

Beautiful piece of History. Church was burned twice, last time during Civil War. Beautiful grounds with many interesting grave stones. Great place for photographers to do photo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
PaulandCynthia J
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful piece of History. Church was burned twice, last time during Civil War. Beautiful grounds with many interesting grave stones. Great place for photographers to do photo shots.

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Seven Hills, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the place to myself for most of my visit. A nice stop if you can find it. No way to put it into the GPS but I went anyways and I'm glad that I did. Beautiful old ruins did run into a local couple that told me some of the history of the area and church. Like during the... More 

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Camrose, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have tried on 3 separate ocassions to find this attraction. The road is easy to pass by & not clearly marked. Unfortunately it was raining but it still was magnificent to see. There is a real peacefulness about this place & the setting would have been brilliant on a sunny day. If you are in the area definately try... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church ruins along with the grounds are beautiful. I can see why people would want wedding photos done here. The grounds are well kept. The trees are beautiful for the backdrop. I really enjoyed this stop more than I thought I would. Highly recommend. And it's free!

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Clemson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many people use this place to have weddings. When you go to Beaufort its a nice place to stop by for pictures. There are many old oak trees on the property along with a graves that date back to 1780. There are plaques that explain the history of what happen to the church. It's free to stop by, but there... More 

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

It is easy to get to…just a turn off HWY 17 just north of exit to Beaufort. Only 1 mile down a tree lined road, and the Old Sheldon Church ruins will be on your right. Free parking, no admission fee…just a peaceful stroll around the grounds. Worth the time to go and see.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We read other reviews and thought this might be worth a short "detour" off of the main road. It certainly was! Just a few minutes from the highway, we parked in a lot across the street from this unique site. The online photos don't adequately convey how big this structure is and how moving it was to walk through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by to check out the church remains. It was a hauntingly beautiful place. Graves are everywhere but since they are well marked it's easy to move around them. The structure of the church is cool to photograph. The entire property is well maintained. I enjoyed the serenity of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Went here while visiting my daughter(Beaufort)this weekend. We got there at sunset. Breathtaking. It was easy to find. I would recommend seeing this to anyone.

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Savannah GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

It's easy to get to and always has visitors. I recommend an early morning or late evening visit...even better, visit on a foggy day. Even in broad daylight, there are lots of details to keep even an casual sightseer/photographer busy. There are lots of weddings there (booked thru the local municipality)

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